Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool future assessed | Football Digest
Jurgen Klopp’s agent has dismissed notions that the 56-year-old could ditch Liverpool to take the vacant role as Germany manager. Reds fans may have feared their boss jumping ship after Hansi Flick was sacked by Die Mannschaft at the weekend.
Flick met his fate after a 4-1 friendly defeat to Japan in Wolfsburg. In being given his marching orders, the former Bayern Munich boss became the first German manager in history to be dismissed since the role was created in 1926.
The loss to Japan was preceded by consecutive defeats against Poland and Colombia. In Flick’s absence, Germany turned their fortunes around with a 2-1 win over France on Tuesday evening.
The nation is now on the lookout for their next permanent manager, and Klopp was naturally considered to be a name towards the top of their hit list.
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However, the Liverpool manager’s agent, Marc Kosicke, has told Sportschau: “Jurgen has a long-term contract with Liverpool and is not available for the national coaching position.”
Klopp committed his future to Liverpool in April last year, with his current deal set to carry him through until 2026. It remains to be seen whether he will look to stay beyond that point, having previously suggested that he would require a break from the game in 2024.
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The German’s tenure at Anfield hit a rocky patch last season, when he failed to lead them to a top-four finish. The Reds are therefore playing Europa League football this term, although their early-season domestic form has been a source of encouragement for fans.
With four matches on the board, Liverpool are unbeaten and sit third in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Manchester City. Big wins over Newcastle United and Aston Villa will have given Klopp’s side confidence heading into the international break.
“I don’t know the last time we were that convincing,” said Klopp after defeating Villa. “And we had a few good games obviously now – especially the end of last season and these kinds of things. That was really good.
“We looked really, really good. The mix in possession between control and direction was close to perfect. That’s how it felt. We could use the formation today properly, everybody wanted the ball or protected or showed or offered. So, it was a top game, cannot say differently.”
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