Former Brazil international annoyed Klopp is heading to Liverpool

Giovane Elber wanted Jurgen Klopp to take over at Bayern.

Former Brazil international Giovane Elber has admitted his annoyance that Jurgen Klopp is set to be appointed as Liverpool manager.

The Liverpool Echo report Klopp is close to an agreement with Liverpool, and could be appointed by the end of the week.

Elber has told Goal that he believes Klopp will be a big loss to German football, and is saddened by it.

He said: "Why would Klopp go to England? He belongs to Germany, the Bundesliga needs him. He should recover for a year now, at FC Bayern there is action all the time.

“He needs the strength to resist the pressure. I believe he will be Bayern manager in the summer of 2016."

Elber's prediction appears misguided, unless Klopp's tenure at Liverpool goes horribly wrong, to David Moyes proportions, which is highly unlikely.

The 15-time capped Brazil international played for Bayern for six seasons, and has an affection for his former club.

He went onto add: "Jurgen Klopp is a big name, a manager who proved at Dortmund what he is able to achieve. He is a German manager, he knows the Bundesliga and was in the Champions League final with Dortmund. If he is available, Bayern have to react."

Liverpool however have stolen a march on any aspirations Bayern have to appoint Klopp as a Pep Guardiola replacement should the Spaniard not renew his deal.

They would never jettison Guardiola midway through a successful season, and ideally want him to stay, and Elber's pleas seem set to fall on deaf ears at Bayern, who are unusually powerless in this scenario.

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