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Copa America debacle pushes USMNT to target Liverpool miracle worker

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By Rohan Sengupta

Legendary former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered the vacant USMNT job

According to a report from The Independent, The United States have made initial contact with former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp following the decision to sack Gregg Berhalter.

A poor showing at the 2024 Copa America, which delivered an embarrassing group-stage exit on home soil, has led to a change in the United States camp. Gregg Berhalter’s side didn’t enjoy the best of preparations heading into the Copa America, and group-stage defeats to Uruguay and Panama sealed their fate.

They are ready to hire a new coach after bringing Gregg Berhalter’s second spell at the managerial hotseat to a close. The USMNT have already started putting plans in place for the 2026 World Cup. They will co-host the glitz and glamourous tournament with Canada and Mexico, aiming to do better than their Round of 16 exit in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The aforementioned report claims that Jurgen Klopp has been approached for the vacant USMNT job, just a day after Berhalter’s sacking in the wake of the Copa America debacle.

Klopp left behind a rich legacy at Liverpool following an illustrious near-nine-year spell in Merseyside. He won seven major honours at Anfield, including the Carabao Cup trophy this past season. He worked miracles on a tight budget at the club and had the German’s tenure in the Premier League not coincided with Pep Guardiola’s glamorous era at Manchester City, the 57-year-old could have lifted a lot more trophies as a Red.

Just a matter of weeks after his departure as the Liverpool gaffer, Klopp has been presented with an opportunity to manage the USA national team. The charismatic German coach has taken a coaching sabbatical after ending his association with the Reds, stating back in January he was “running out of energy”.

Legendary former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered the vacant USMNT job.
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However, he could be tempted to replace Berhalter at the USMNT in what will be his first managerial job in the international arena. Having managed Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, the Stuttgart-born tactician may take up the opportunity to coach an underperforming nation that has some really talented players. If he accepts the job, Klopp will get a lot more free time than he usually enjoyed managing at club level.

With a knack for getting the best out of talents, making the optimum use of resources available and employing an attractive brand of football, Klopp appears to be the best fit for the USMNT job. It remains to be seen what plans he has at the moment, having been recently spotted at a Taylor Swift concert at Anfield and at the ATP Mallorca tennis final in June.