Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed plans to take a lengthy sabbatical from management at the expiry of his Liverpool’s current contract. He hinted that he may not even return to the dug-out if he lacks person for the game.
Klopp, 53, wrote his name into Liverpool history books when he ended the Reds three decades wait for a league title last season. He was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in December 2019. After he led the club to UEFA Champions League victory in May of the same year.
Klopp’s new deal runs until 2024. It has been no secret that he plans to leave the club at the end of the agreement. Former captain Steven Gerrard and Klopp’s current assistant Pep Lijnders have been mentioned as potential replacements, as and when the German decides to step aside to take some time out of football- a well-deserved break.
When Klopp was asked about his future plans, he said that he will surely take time off after Liverpool. When pressed further if he will make a return to management later in the future, he replied that it will be about his desire and passion inside of him about the game. He however stated that he will not miss the tension associated before games while he is away.
Klopp might be planning for his sabbatical, but he knows full well he still has a duty to deliver at Anfield. He declared that next season they will have to start from ground zero and try not to be complacent.
The Reds are not very active in the transfer window. They have been continually linked with Thiago Alcantara. While defensive reinforcement is also a top priority for the Reds. Virgil Van Dijk’s first choice partner at the heart of the defence is Joel Matip. But the Cameroon international has suffered with fitness issues in the last few months. Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly have been linked with the Merseyside giant.