Jurgen Klopp is poised to extend his stay at Liverpool by renewing his contract at Anfield in the next few weeks, according to a report.
The German coach, who has also insisted he has no “master plan” for his managerial career, is currently under contract at Anfield until 2022.
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.
That would take Klopp, who only last month claimed: “We still have so much to achieve here,” potentially to 2027, having penned a six-year extension in 2016.
Win the Premier League and Champions League and Klopp’s outlook may change, but his transformation of Liverpool in three-and-a-half years has been noted all over Europe.
The Liverpool boss is taking the Reds to their third European final in four years and his achievements have been admired in Turin, according to Romano.
Apparently Serie A side Juventus made an approach for Klopp earlier this season, but Juve “never went beyond an approach” though. Still Liverpool have taken note and are believed to be planning a imminent renewal for Klopp, who claimed in January that renewal talk was premature.
Romano reports “a new contract is ready for Klopp with a record salary, that worth of a top player” with the German all set to put pen to paper “in the next couple of weeks”.
Liverpool’s offer to Klopp will, according to the report, top €10million (£8.6million) per season, plus bonuses – the equivalent of around £165,000 a week.
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.”