Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is under contract to the Anfield club until 2022, but it currently appears the German has no intention of extending his contract at the club.
It appears Klopp is interested in taking a year off of football management once his contract with Anfielders ends. Klopp could leave Liverpool in just three years’ time to recharge his batteries before returning to football elsewhere.
Klopp recently spoke to German football magazine Kicker and expressed his desire to take a break from football management similar to what he did after leaving Borussia Dortmund. However, Klopp jumped back into management when the Liverpool job came open.
“It looks like it,” Klopp said when asked about taking a break from management. “Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?
“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on any more, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [over my career].
“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem; I can’t do ‘a little bit’. I can only do ‘all or nothing.
“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”
If Klopp does leave Liverpool, it is likely the Reds could pursue former player Steven Gerrard as their next manager. Gerrard has found success at Rangers in his first year-plus at Ibrox.
Rangers finished second in the Scottish Premiership last term and currently sit second in the league on goal difference.
Klopp has been at Liverpool since October 2015 leading Liverpool to three European tournament finals. Klopp has registered a 57.3 win percent rate after 213 matches in charge of the Reds.
The German spent eight years at Borussia Dortmund before he left the club in 2015. Klopp previously spent seven and a half years in charge of Mainz.