Liverpool insert special clause into Klopp contract for when he quits

Date published: Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:46 - Robert McCarthy

Liverpool have reportedly inserted a special clause in Jurgen Klopp’s contract for when he eventually leaves Anfield.

Klopp only put pen to paper on a new contract in December, committing his future to the Premier League champions-elect until 2024.

The 52-year-old is in no danger of quitting Merseyside any time soon, having snared the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup trophies in the past nine months – with a first top-flight title in 30 years also on the horizon.

However, the German will move on at some point in the future and the Independent reports 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.

Whether Klopp would take Liverpool up on the offer remains to be seen, however, with both the Bayern Munich and Germany jobs said to be on his radar in the future.

Liverpool’s offer to assist Klopp is a strange one, given that most clubs tend to relinquish any ties to managers once their tenures end.

But Klopp’s success during his time at Liverpool has seen him write his name in history as one of the club’s all-time great managers, and it would appear that the Reds hierarchy are ready to give him a helping hand to show their gratitude when he does eventually move on.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been told they should not fear selling Roberto Firmino because they could become even stronger if Kylian Mbappe replaced him.

Former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy is a huge fan of Firmino, who has played a major role in the club’s success over the past two seasons.

Liverpool wisely invested in their squad strength after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m two years ago.

And Murphy believes they could benefit from doing a similar thing and cashing in on his Brazilian compatriot to fund a massive deal for 21-year-old superstar Mbappe, who cost PSG £152m in 2018 after an initial loan spell in Paris. Read more…

 

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