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Klopp has his say on under-fire Germany boss Joachim Low

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Joachim Low has seen his future as Germany boss come under intense scrutiny and Jurgen Klopp has weighed in on the matter.

Joachim Low has been backed to turn around his fortunes as Germany coach by Liverpool boss and fellow compatriot Jurgen Klopp.

The 60-year-old succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann in the top role in the wake of the 2006 World Cup and is close to a decade and a half at the helm next summer.

During his tenure, Low has overseen Germany’s transformation into one of the top sides in world football. They have made a string of top-four finishes at major tournaments with the height of it a famed World Cup triumph in Brazil in 2014.

Since then, however, Low has overseen a dramatic reversal of fortunes, slipping to a group-stage exit as defending World Cup champions in Russia and enduring two difficult Nations League campaigns since 2018.

Reds boss Klopp has been touted as a potential replacement should Germany sack their head coach although that is not likely at the moment.

However, the Liverpool boss has backed his compatriot to bounce back.

“There is a huge chance that he will just turn things around,” the 53-year-old told Welt am Sonntag. “Next year is the European Championship. Maybe he will win, maybe he will go far.

“Nobody is perfect. [But] most of us are good and Jogi is one of them. I have zero per cent criticism. The bigger effect [of certain selections] can be seen later. I trust him that he has planned it exactly that way.

“People always think that the next coach will do it better immediately., but [the coach] is not always the only reason when things go well.

“But they are not the only reason when things don’t go quite so well. Jogi Low has been extremely successful for many years.”

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