Sport Bild’s Christian Falk spoke to Blood Red about Thiago Alcantara, Jadon Sancho and the future of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool do not want to be thinking about the future of Jurgen Klopp just yet – and the club put any talk of that to bed when they announced a new contract for the Reds boss last December.
That deal will run until 2024 – a five-year extension, likely on improved terms, with Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders also extending by the same amount – and was designed not only to reward the German’s progress at the club, but quash the idea that he might depart any time soon.
Around the time of the contract renewal being signed and announced, Klopp’s words on his plans for the next few years were clear: “When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that.
“It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complimentary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.
“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing. This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.”
But on a special Blood Red podcast with Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, the German-based journalist explained how that situation could yet change, claiming there is one job that would tempt Klopp away.
Falk, who is currently away covering the German national team, explained: “I am not sure if you can see the contract [through] until 2024. He just signed it so you don’t ask him again ‘how long do you stay? Please sign a new contract!’.
“He wants just to work and it is good to have this paper, but don’t believe in the numbers ! I know that it is a big dream of his to be the coach of the national team.
“But we have a very good coach in Joachim Löw. He made us World Champions and he will decide how long he works there.
“But if he quits, you should be a little bit afraid…” continue reading