Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shared his love for the James Bond franchise – but has knocked back Daniel Craig's tip for him to be the next 007.
The Reds boss was quizzed on the latest Bond film, No Time to Die, which was released on Thursday night.
And Klopp paid homage to outgoing actor Daniel Craig – who is a huge Liverpool fan.
Craig is hanging up the suit following his fifth and final film starring in the iconic role.
He was quizzed by Reds legend Jamie Carragher, who asked if he thought Klopp should fill his boots and step in as the next Bond.
“I mean I worship him, so yes," joked Craig on Sky Sports.
“I’ve been lucky enough to meet him a couple of times and you just want to follow him.
“There’s a couple of people I’ve met over the years like that.
“The other one is Alex Ferguson actually, but I shouldn’t really mention him!
“[Klopp] is a leader. So I think he’s kind of way beyond James Bond really.”
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The Reds boss saw the funny side but insisted he'd turn viewers off if he donned the 007 role.
“I don’t want to be James Bond,” quipped Klopp in his press conference ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.
“As a kid I wanted to be James Bond but that was long ago. Meanwhile I’ve been watching him doing what he has been doing and I was lucky enough to meet Daniel Craig on two occasions and I actually will miss him as James Bond.
“Let’s see who will be the next one, I will watch these movies as well. They went through my whole life, I followed all of them starting with Sean Connery and Roger Moore and all these guys.
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“It is a great story. Thanks so much for having these nice words but I’d be a really bad James Bond because when I walk out of the water in swim shorts I think that would be the moment when the whole world would switch off. But no problem, we all have our jobs to do in life. He has to save the world, I have to help Liverpool from time to time.”
Since arriving at Anfield, Klopp has certainly helped give the Reds a license to thrill again after winning both the Premier League and the Champions League.
And he'll be hoping to outgun title rivals Manchester City on Sunday when he locks horns with Pep Guardiola again.
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