Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions from his former coach that he once described Manchester United as his dream managerial job in England.
Klopp said: 'I heard about an interview with my former manager. I really like Eckhard Krautzun but when I think too far in the past I am not 100 per cent sure what is right or wrong but it is still funny. I am sure he thinks it was like this. How could I, as a very average player at Mainz, say to my manager, 'By the way, if I become a manager I would love to manage Manchester United'."
Journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt clarified after Klopp's comments that Krautzen's comments had been made in relation to conversations the pair had while the now-Liverpool boss was in charge at Dortmund, rather than as a player under the veteran coach.
"Maybe people think I am a little bit crazy," Klopp continued, "but I am not that crazy. I never thought about something like this. He (Eckhard) was a big admirer, and is still, of Sir Alex Ferguson.
"In our first meeting he was wearing a jumper of Manchester United when he came in as a new coach. Maybe he forgot. There are a few funny stories, unfortunately a few things are not exact but still funny. I had fun when I read it but not all of it is exactly like this."