Daniel Craig says Jurgen Klopp could be James Bond… but Liverpool boss admits nobody wants to see him in swim shortsOctober 1, 2021
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.
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.”
FOOTBALLERS’ 007 XI
This XI of top players would be licenced to thrill if Jurgen Klopp became 007 and needed a crack team.
Delighted fans would be over the Moonraker if they ever saw this lot play…
1 – Dr N'Golo
2 – Spectre Bellerin
3 – Emile Smith Rowe-07
4 – Casemiro Royale
5 – Skyfall Pogba
6 – Fikayo Tomorrow Never Dies
7 – Eric Dier Another Day
8 – A View to a Kylian Mbappe
9 – Declan You Only Live Rice
10 – Diamonds are Patrice Evra
11 – Bernardo Silva-finger (the star of a little known budget-Bond remake)
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.
“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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