Liverpool lifted as Klopp issues firm rebuttal to Euro giants

Date published: Monday 20th May 2019 4:47

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly been the subject of an official approach from Serie A giants Juventus.

It was announced last week that Massimiliano Allegri will step down as head coach of the Serie A giants at the end of the season after five years.

The 51-year-old has been in charge of the Turin club since joining from fellow Serie A heavyweights AC Milan in 2014, and won the league title in each of his five seasons in charge.

Juve have been linked with a potential swoop for Reds boss Klopp before, with suggestions that an approach could force Liverpool to spring into action over a new deal.

The German coach, who has also insisted he has no “master plan” for his managerial career, is currently under contract at Anfield until 2022 – and his Liverpool side are the favourites with Betway to with the UCL on June 1.

That will take him to seven years at the helm of the Reds, but according to Fabrizio Romano via Calciomercato the 51-year-old is in line for a new five-year contract.

Now, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has offered an update on the situation surrounding Klopp and Juve, stating on social media that the Serie A champions ‘contacted Klopp’ to discuss a potential move to Turin.

However, the former Dortmund boss turned down the approach, just as he has reportedly done in the past, with his heart seemingly firmly set on winning trophies at Anfield and building a legacy – he’s already got the bookies like Betway backing the Reds for another title charge next season.

Only last month Klopp was asked about his future, but he was more at ease talking about ending Liverpool’s trophy drought.

“The only thing with the seven years is it is pure coincidence,” Klopp said.

“When they offered me a contract I did not say: ‘Yeah, that will take me to seven.’ It looks like a big master plan!

“A lot of people reminded me that when I first came here I signed a three-year contract and I said in four years if we’re sat here we probably would have won something. It didn’t happen yet.

“Look, both sides – the club and myself – have a wonderful commitment that we really try everything to make the club as successful as possible.

“How long it will take, I have no clue. The position we are now in I am really happy with.”

 

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