Jurgen Klopp coy on new deal


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Jurgen Klopp has again hinted that he may leave Liverpool at the end of his current contract with the European champions.

The German joined the club in 2015 and his deal keeps him at Anfield until 2022. However, though the club’s owners are thought to be keen to get Klopp to sign a new deal and extend his stay, he seems focused on leaving the club in three years time.

He told German site Kicker when asked if he was planning to take a break in 2022: “It looks like it. 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 anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [over my career].

“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.” Klopp’s possible departure, albeit in three years, will lead to speculation on prospective successors with former Reds captain Steven Gerrard managing Rangers and likely to be in the running if there is a vacancy at Anfield.

He has guided the Glasgow outfit to a trio of consecutive victories at the start of the Scottish Premiership season and Klopp has done likewise at Liverpool, his side the only one in the Premier League to have maximum points after the first three games of the league season.

Liverpool are away at Burnley on Saturday and are 1.33 for the win with the Clarets 10.00 and the draw is 5.00. The Reds are 3.40 to win the Premier League title this season with Manchester City 1.44.

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