Jurgen Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke has provided an update on the future of the Reds boss – and fans will be a little concerned.
The German boss is under contract with the club until 2022, and it is public knowledge that Anfield chiefs want him to extend that commitment off the back of the incredible job he has done so far, but Kosicke appears to have played down the idea that a new deal could be signed.
Speaking to DAZN for a documentary, he provided some bizarre comments on climate change and the weather to explain the situation.
Via Goal’s Neil Jones, Kosicke said: “We will see where the journey is going. Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend prematurely. But we still have a little time for that.
“I remember that in Nov or Dec, LFC asked for a premature contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’. Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.
“One has to wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change also brings better weather to England or only to Germany. At least you should not underestimate [the bad weather].
“Jurgen is not just interested in the win next Saturday. It is also about how the club is perceived and that everyone has a good working environment. The joy of daily work is the basic requirement for this.”
Reading between the lines on those comments, Klopp’s agent is firmly leaving the door open for a move elsewhere. He has spent seven years at each of his previous clubs, so perhaps it should not be a huge surprise that Klopp is not yet wanting to commit to changing that pattern.
Clearly, for the whole club, keeping Klopp at the helm is hugely important. Worrying about this sort of thing is a very unwelcome distraction.