David Beckham worries he's 'going to get killed' after making honest Jurgen Klopp comment

David Beckham has given his verdict following Jurgen Klopp’s departure from Liverpool (Image: GETTY)

David Beckham has joked he will “get killed” by his Manchester United friends after lavishing praise upon outgoing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The German managed his final Reds game on Sunday as Liverpool defeated Wolves 2-0 in the Premier League.

Klopp announced his decision to stand down as Liverpool boss in January following a nine-year spell in the Anfield dugout.

During his time on Merseyside, the 56-year-old guided the Reds to Champions League and Club World Cup triumph, before masterminding the club’s first ever Premier League title. He also lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup trophy after building one of the finest teams of the Premier League era.

And speaking on the Smartless podcast, Beckham explained: “Even as a Man United fan, I love Jurgen. I love his character, his personality, and what he brings to the sport.

“I am going to get killed by some of my Man United friends, I am sad to see him leave. What he has done for the club and the sport has been incredible.”

During the podcast, Beckham was asked if he would attempt to lure Klopp to Inter Miami, a club the former England captain co-owns. But the 49-year-old quipped: “We’ve not got much money left.”

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Jurgen Klopp addressed the Anfield crowd following Liverpool’s victory over Wolves on Sunday (Image: GETTY)

Klopp was in a joyous mood as he addressed the Anfield crowd in the aftermath of the Reds’ victory over Wolves as he shouted: “I’m so happy. I can’t believe it.” And he later exclaimed: “I love you to bits. It doesn’t feel like an end. It just feels like a start. Today I saw a football team full of talent, youth, creativity, desire and greed.”

Klopp has been tipped to take a job as Borussia Dortmund president by Gary Lineker after previously managing the German club for seven years. But the genius has insisted he plans to take time away from the game as he told the Anfield Wrap: “[I will] definitely rest. I don’t know how that feels but I want to [find out]. Travel, relax, see friends.

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“I just want to live a life. Will I miss it? Probably. But being on the other side of it, being in the stands, or sitting in front of the telly and just going wild in the living room – why not? I have to see it. I need to have a look at it.

“I cannot do it until I’m 70-something. The rest of life, why should it start when you’re 70? I would find a club if I want but I’m just not available. I’m off. We will see how long that takes. Then I will work, I will do something 100 per cent. The thing I understand most is football but maybe there’s something else doing exactly what I do now.”

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1901710/David-Beckham-Man-Utd-Liverpool-Jurgen-Klopp