Jurgen Klopp’s agent has made it clear the German coach will remain with Liverpool next season regardless of whether they reach the Champions League this term.
After the highs of winning the Champions League and Premier League, this season has been a major let down for the champions. Klopp’s men face a battle to finish in the top four after a wretched run of form since the turn of the year. While Man City could celebrate winning the title this weekend, Liverpool sit in seventh spot and will need to win their remaining five games to give themselves at shot at the Champions League again.
As well as Liverpool’s 2021 hiccup, Liverpool owner’s Fenway Sports Group were understood to be one of the instigators in the recent failed European Super League.
Ahead of their game with Leeds last month, Klopp admitted that neither he nor his players had no prior knowledge of the FSG’s plans to take part.
He insisted that he did not want the plans to go through. But despite the manager getting his wish, Football Insider reported that the events have left deep wounds between the coach and his superiors. Klopp reportedly felt ‘furious’ at FSG for ‘hanging him out to dry’ as regards facing the media over the plans.
Of course Liverpool followed the other Premier League clubs and withdrew from the doomed project. And Klopp’s future has been under the microscope since.
However, despite everything which has happened the 53-year-old is “absolutely” dedicated to Liverpool, even if they fail to reach Europe’s top table.
Asked by Sky Sports Germany, Marc Kosicke, insisted Klopp remains committed to the Anfield club.
Klopp contract clause
“Absolutely! No discussion,” he said when asked if Klopp would remain. And when he was further pressed on whether Klopp had a release clause in his contract, Kosicke refused to discuss the matter.
Klopp put pen to paper on a new contract in December 2019 committing his future to the Merseysiders until 2024. And while Kosicke refused to talk about the details of Klopp’s contract, it came to light in February 2020 the German does have a strange clause in his deal.
When the German coach does decide to move on the Independent reported that Liverpool are contractually bound to offer him help to move back to his native Germany.
Liverpool chiefs are said to have inserted a special clause into Klopp’s contract which would involve repatriating him to his homeland on his terms.