Daniel Craig says Jurgen Klopp could be James Bond… but Liverpool boss admits nobody wants to see him in swim shorts

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

DANIEL CRAIG reckons Jurgen Klopp would be a great successor as James Bond.

But Liverpool boss Klopp fears movie fans would be shaken and deterred if they saw him in just swim shorts 007-style.

Daniel Craig says Jurgen Klopp could be James Bond… but Liverpool boss admits nobody wants to see him in swim shorts
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Craig has No Time to Die in his final outing as Bond.

But the Liverpool supporter has plenty of time for man-of-the-people Klopp, who he "worships".

The German, though, believes it would be 007 'n hell for lovers of the world's most famous spy if he paraded his body near-naked on screen.

At 54, Klopp is just nine months older than Englishman Craig.

But he believes images of him emerging from the sea are 4-4-2 eyes only - HIS.

Craig roared with lauighter when Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher asked him on Sky Sports if Klopp would make a "good James Bond".

Turning into HO-HO-7,  the amused actor replied: “I mean I worship him, so yes.

"I’ve been lucky enough to meet him a couple of times and you just want to follow him."

But Craig also let slip a secret that might have him thrown to the bottom of the Q the next time he turns up at Anfield.

Speaking of inspirations similar to Klopp, he said: “There’s a couple of people I’ve met over the years like that.

“The other one is [ex-Manchester United manager} Alex Ferguson actually, but I shouldn’t really mention him!

"He [Klopp] is a leader. So I think he’s kind of way beyond James Bond, really.”

Klopp equally enjoys the idea of him replacing Craig in the iconic role.

But he would turn it down flat - as movie-goers might want to walk INTO the sea if they saw him stepping OUT of it as most Bonds must do at some stage.

He said: “I would be a very bad James Bond. If I walked out of the water in swim shorts, the whole of the world would turn off.

“It’s a great story, I will watch it always. He has to save the world and I have to help Liverpool.

"Do you think Jurgen Klopp would make a good James Bond?!" 🤣

“I was lucky enough to meet Daniel Craig a few times and I will miss him as James Bond!

“I am happy watching him and seeing him do what he does. I actually will miss him as James Bond to be honest."

But it's more than a Quantum of Solace for both Klopp and Craig is that Liverpool are top of the Premier League, ahead of Sunday's home clash with Manchester City.

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