Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp quips about Daniel Craig calling him the next James Bond in a recent promotional interview.
Among other football news, Jurgen Klopp says he would not make a good choice to play James Bond after current Bond actor and avid Liverpool fan Daniel Craig praised the Liverpool coach for his ability to possibly fill in the role.
Craig has starred as Bond for the fifth and final time in the new film No Time To Die. And already, rumours are circulating over who will take on the role next.
As for Liverpool fan Daniel Craig himself, he said that Klopp would be capable of replacing him in the role.
While promoting the new Bond film this week, former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher asked Craig who his replacement would be.
Carragher wanted to know if Craig thought Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp would be a good candidate to play the spy.
“I mean I worship him, so yes,” the actor responded to the question.
But the German coach, in his turn, laughed off the suggestion, saying he does not have the right look.
Jurgen Klopp Quips about Daniel Craig Calling Him the Next James Bond
Asked about Daniel Craig’s comments at a press conference on Friday, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp said: “Thank you for having these nice words, but I would be a very bad James Bond! If I walked out of the water in swim shorts I think that would be the moment the whole world would switch off!
“No problem, we all have our jobs to do in life. He has to save the world and I have to help Liverpool from time to time.
“As a kid, I wanted to be James Bond, but that’s long ago. Meanwhile, I’m happy watching him doing what he’s doing. I was lucky enough to meet Daniel Craig on two occasions and I actually will miss him as James Bond.
“But let’s see who will be the next one, I will watch those movies as well. For my whole life I’ve followed all of them. I think for me it started with Sean Connery and Roger Moore and all these guys. They all did a really good job and it’s a great story, so I liked it always.”