Klopp dismissess Barcelona link: 'No one needs to worry'

Tata Martino's position as Blaugrana coach is under intense scrutiny but the German insists that he is not interested in taking charge at Camp Nou

Jurgen Klopp has moved to reassure Borussia Dortmund fans that he has no intention of leaving for Barcelona, claiming that he is still "in love" with the Bundesliga club.

The current incumbent coach at Camp Nou, Gerardo Martino, is under intense media pressure after a disastrous week for the Blaugrana. The Catalans were knocked out of the Champions League, slipped to third in La Liga, and beaten by rival Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.

Klopp has been touted as a potential replacement, with a Marca-run poll revealing that the German is the fans' favorite to take over.

However, the former Mainz told BVB Total!: "No one needs to worry. We are all still a little bit in love with this club and how things are done here."

However, Klopp could not resist a joke when asked about current Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel's claim that the 46-year-old would make an ideal host for the German television show, 'Wanna bet?'.

"I would love to host it," Klopp enthused, "but only if it takes place in Barcelona!"

The BVB boss has led the club to two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal since arriving at Signal Iduna Park in 2008.