DANIEL CRAIG reckons Jurgen Klopp would be a great successor as James 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 tries to sneak into Anfield.
Speaking of inspirations similar to Klopp, he said: “There’s a couple of people I’ve met over the years like that.
“He [Klopp] is a leader. So I think he’s kind of way beyond James Bond, really.”
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Klopp, equally enjoyed 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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