Jurgen Klopp’s men should be looking at three easy points against Rafa Benitez’s men but the German’s recent statement has suddenly sent shock waves across Merseyside.
The Liverpool manager’s current contract with the club runs out in 2022 and Jurgen Klopp hs gone on to claim that he is yet to make a decision about his future beyond that point.
“I don’t want to think that far ahead,” he told Sky Sports(as reported by FourFourTwo).
“If you write that already, a lot of people will speak. Everything is good at the moment, but still, [people say] ‘Klopp didn’t win anything’.
“I haven’t won anything so that’s part of the truth, we don’t have to think about 2022, it’s a long way to go.
“In the summer, there will be people who say it’s the best time for me to go if we win something because we will never win anything again, there will be other people who say I have to go if we don’t win anything.
“As long as we all enjoy the ride here, and I mean all – from the owners, the players to the supporters, to everyone around the club – we can try it and try it, but at the moment if one of those groups isn’t happy any more, then we shouldn’t stretch it and say ‘come on, try to do it’.
“It’s a good time, and 2022 is a long time so I don’t have to think about it hopefully, everything will be fine and then we can think about that.”
To be very honest, 2022 is still a long time away so there’s no reason for the Liverpool fans to panic just yet but given how the Reds have improved under Jurgen Klopp during the past couple of seasons, the fans would definitely want him to stay beyond his current term.
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