Jamie Carragher told Pundit Arena that he doesn’t believe that Jurgen Klopp will extend his Liverpool contract and will let it expire in 2022.
The former Liverpool defender said: “This group of players have got to be looking at this next three or four years because Klopp’s got three years left on his contract.
“I’m not sure if he would sign another one. He’s only stayed at a club for seven years. Over these next three years, don’t just look and say ‘we’ve won the Champions League’. You want the league, that’s the obvious one.”
Klopp has only ever managed three clubs and his previous two, Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, saw the German leave after seven years and it seems likely that he will do the same with Liverpool when his deal expires in 2022.
Fenway Sports Group needs to do all it can to convince the boss that he should stay at the club but if Klopp is adamant that he wants to leave, he will no doubt go down as a legend especially if he helps the Reds win more silverware before he goes.
He’s ticked the Champions League off his bucket list and will be looking to do the same with the Premier League this season as he and his players look to overcome Pep Guardiola’s amazing Manchester City side.
They finished last season with 97 points which would have been agonising if it hadn’t been followed up by a Champions League win a few weeks later but Klopp needs to ensure he can put together a winning streak before he leaves the club to maintain what could be an incredible legacy by the time his contract expires.
What Klopp has done in the transfer market will certainly be a blueprint for future managers to look to replicate as he has somehow transformed the entire club in just a few short seasons taking it from a meandering side languishing in tenth place to being named as Champions of Europe.
Hopefully, Carragher is wrong but Klopp will long be remembered by fans if he leaves the club in three years.