Klopp breaks silence on Real links

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Ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp broke his silence on rumours linking him with the Los Blancos job. 

The champions of England and Spain will meet in a much-anticipated repeat of the 2018 UEFA Champions League final on Tuesday evening when Klopp's Liverpool side travel to Madrid to take on Zinedine Zidane's outfit.

Speaking ahead of the clash, the German tactician was asked if he would regret ending his career managerial without having taken charge of the LaLiga giants, to which the former Borussia Dortmund boss had a typically humorous response.

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"I've said before that if I had at the end of my career only three clubs which would be Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool then it's not too bad," Klopp said, per The Daily Express. "I would not regret it. You asked if I would regret it if I would never manage Real Madrid? I don't think so.

"But when I came out of the plane today I regret already that we don't live here because the weather is so much better here. We were freezing. I have a Gillet with me so you are blessed. We do it the hard way."

Klopp is one of a host of high-profile managers who have been linked with the coveted Real Madrid job in recent months, with Zidane's contract at the club set to expire at the end of next season.

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