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Jurgen Klopp bats away Liverpool exit rumours with brilliant admission about Anfield future that fans will love

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has rejected claims he could leave the Anfield club in the near future, saying he will stay there until he is eventually asked to leave.

Klopp has completely turned Liverpool around since joining in October 2015. He has guided the Reds to their first ever Premier League title in 2019-20, as well as the Champions League trophy the season before that.

Under Klopp’s management Liverpool have also won the FA Cup, English League Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

The German has come under pressure as Liverpool boss on a couple of occasions. During the 2020-21 campaign, Liverpool fell well behind title rivals Manchester City after a plethora of defensive injuries. Fans were understanding of the situation though and the Reds went on to finish third in the table.

Klopp is once again under pressure this term. Liverpool are languishing in ninth spot in the Prem after winning just eight of their 18 matches so far.

They have been affected by injuries to several important players, including Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Jordan Henderson. To make matters worse, Virgil van Dijk and Darwin Nunez are currently out with injury problems of their own.

But injuries are not the only reason Liverpool have struggled this season. Their midfield has looked way off the pace, failing to press as well as in previous seasons. Ian Wright thinks this is due to a hangover from previous years, when the team went all out to try and catch City in numerous title races.

It means the likes of Thiago, Henderson and Fabinho are not giving enough protection to their defence, and other sides are capitalising.

Jurgen Klopp rejects Liverpool exit talk

Klopp was recently asked if he would consider leaving Liverpool amid all the issues. However, he pledged his allegiance to the club by revealing he would only depart if he was sacked, rather than push for a move away.

“If nobody tells me to go, I will not leave — so that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff,” Klopp said (via Fabrizio Romano).

Liverpool fans will love this response. It shows Klopp is fully committed to turning things around at Liverpool and getting them back on the right path.

It seems he will not entertain any other job opportunities. The former Borussia Dortmund coach was tipped to join the Germany national team last month, following their disastrous World Cup and the subsequent pressure that mounted on Hansi Flick.

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But Klopp never had any interest in swapping Liverpool for Germany, while Flick remained in the role.

It will not be easy for Klopp to help Liverpool dig themselves out of the hole they are in. But one massive step would be to sign a top midfielder in January.

This is the position they need to strengthen the most. Klopp’s current options are either prone to injuries or simply looking past their best.

Of course, signing a great midfielder mid-season is never easy. Clubs will want big money to sell as they already have plans of their own. But if Liverpool wish to move up the Prem table, this is one thing they must do.

Klopp recently made an admission about landing new players, as his team prepares to face Wolves in the FA Cup.