Jurgen Klopp is not likely to sign a new contract at Liverpool claims BILD journalist Christian Falk(h/t Four Four Two).
Klopp’s current deal with Liverpool expires in 2026 and as per the journalist, the manager is not too keen to put pen to paper because he eventually wishes to manage the German national team.
“I don’t think Liverpool have pressured him on this,” Falk said. “It was surprising for everyone that Jurgen signed his last contract so early, so I don’t think this will be discussed until he’s closer to the end of his current terms.
“You see what is happening in Germany with the national team… I think this is a big target for his future, so that’s why he won’t sign a new contract so early.”
Klopp did reject a chance to manage the German team in the summer and he remains committed to the Merseyside outfit until the end of his contract but according to rumours, the Anfield outfit wish to bring in Xabi Alonso as the replacement for Jurgen Klopp.
Jurgen Klopp has been at the helm of Liverpool since 2015 and to date, he’s managed 450 games across all competitions. During the first couple of years, Liverpool were one of the best teams in Europe but in recent seasons, the Anfield outfit have lost a lot of steam under their German manager.
They still play an attacking and attractive brand of football but owing to Manchester City’s dominance, Liverpool have only one UCL and one Premier League title to show for all their dominance on the pitch. The competition is getting tougher with each passing year and if Liverpool continue to remain trophyless, it won’t be long before their owners look for a replacement.
Xabi Alonso spent five years with Liverpool and the 42-year-old is currently working wonders at Bayer Leverkusen. Liverpool, like Real Madrid, want to bring him in but this transfer, if possible, won’t be happening any time soon.