Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he plans to leave Liverpool and take a year off. The German has helped the Reds to UEFA Champions League and Premier League title triumphs in the last two years and will exit the club on the expiration of his current contract.
Klopp has a contract with Liverpool until 2024 after he received an extension last December. It remains to be seen if it will be his final contract in football as he didn’t rule out not returning to the game after his time at Anfield ends.
In a recent chat with SportBuzzer, after being asked about his plans after 2024, he replied: “I’ll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp.
“If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not miss: the brutal tension immediately before the game.”
It can be recalled that Klopp planned to take a year out after leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2015. However, he found Liverpool’s offer too tempting to reject. He was appointed by the Reds to replace Brendan Rodgers who was sacked from the club.
The German noted that he is aware of the challenges that Liverpool may face, heading into the new season as reigning Premier League champions, after 30 years of huffing and puffing for a title that eluded them. Regardless, he added that his players will be ready and fired up for the new season.
“The whole club is hot for the new season, we want to be even better,” Klopp continued.
“We want to chase the opponents and the ball over the entire field, continue to be a super unpleasant team that is not fun to play.
“We’re not defending any titles, we want to get new ones, we’ve only just started winning.”