Jurgen Klopp will not leave Liverpool before 2022 and will fulfil his current contract at the club.
FSG want him to extend these terms long into the future, but for now, the German is coy on the subject and doesn’t feel the need to put pen to paper with so long left on his deal.
Klopp confirmed his legendary status less than two months back with victory in the Champions League Final, having come so close a year earlier – and has guaranteed supporters at least three more campaigns.
“I will not leave before the contract is ending. That is my side. That is why a contract is important,” Klopp told the Telegraph while on the US Tour.
“We have enough time to make decisions in that department. There is no need to do it now. Three years is really a bit early to be concerned. It is just a contract.
“The owners like what I do; I like what the owners are doing. I love the team, they are brilliant. Melwood is sensational. I’m looking forward to going to [the new training ground in] Kirkby and all these things. There is always a step forward.
“We all want to keep the past and traditions and all that stuff. But there needs to be a step forward. It is important that is our attitude. You cannot make that step in three or four years by making sure that I stay until 2000 and something. It just makes sure that I will stay until then.
“At the moment, it is 100 per cent and we will see how long that will be. Whatever discussions came up … I saw a few headlines that I will finish for sure in three years, that I will sign a contract and all that stuff. I have three years. It is all good. The age group of the boys is good, my age is good for what I have to do. It’s strange that we talk about it three years before.”
For us, it doesn’t sound like there’s anything to be concerned about!
Three seasons is an incredibly long time in football, and although we can’t imagine the club being managed by anybody else right now, eventually, Klopp will depart.
What will be important though is how his legacy and what he’s built lives on.
We just hope that before his contract is up, we can have another real crack at Premier League title glory, after securing 97 points last term but still not walking away with the crown.
Obviously, the European Cup victory makes up for it, and some, but until we secure a league, which last happened almost 30 years ago, it’ll always be a monkey on the club’s back.