Jurgen Klopp is stalling contract talks, according to the Mirror, but fans shouldn’t worry yet.
The German is contracted until 2022 and there’s no fear that he won’t see that out. Liverpool, understandably, want to tie him down for longer, though.
But Klopp doesn’t want that right now. He reportedly considers it good for his health if he takes a break after his current contract. And while Liverpool may be in the queue to sign him up after any break, they certainly won’t be the only ones.
There isn’t any need for the fans to worry much just now, though.
The three remaining years is actually a long time in Premier League football. For perspective, a grand total of five out of 20 clubs have had their managers for that long. Bournemouth, Burnley, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Things can change very, very quickly and Klopp will know that, of course. It’s highly unlikely that he’s made a decision one way or the other, for one thing.
Similarly, Liverpool shouldn’t be too hasty in extending it themselves. We saw in Klopp’s last season with Borussia Dortmund that things don’t last forever as their form collapsed.
Liverpool can look at themselves, too. Both Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers were given long-term contracts before things fell apart.
Things don’t last forever and any worry over Klopp and his contract should reflect that. Football may have changed in three years time – we just don’t know.
For now, simply enjoy the brilliance that Klopp is currently bringing to Anfield.