Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has moved to reassure the club’s supporters that he will see out the rest of his Anfield contract, according to the Telegraph.
Klopp has apparently delayed talks over a new deal but was keen to make it clear that there is no reason for concern and he intends to see out his current deal.
He said: “I will not leave before the contract is ending. That is my side. We have enough time to make decisions in that department. There is no need to do it now. Three years is really a bit early to be concerned. It is just a contract.
“The owners like what I do; I like what the owners are doing. I love the team, they are brilliant. Melwood is sensational. I’m looking forward to going to [the new training ground in] Kirkby and all these things. There is always a step forward.”
There is no suggestion that Klopp would want to leave Anfield – why would he when everything is going so well? – but perhaps he will be in the mood to take a sabatical when his contract runs out in 2022.
That would make it seven years at Anfield and in such a high-profile job, it might be time for him to take a break.
That’s the main possible explanation for Klopp not wanting to enter into talks, but it’s a boost that the manager does not look to be agitating for anything soon. He looks happy and settled exactly where he is.