Kopites are completely enamoured with Jürgen Klopp. The German has been at the centre of a complete rejuvenation of the club, there have been comparisons between him and the late great Bill Shankly. Despite the love affair between the boss and The Kop, Simon Jordan has claimed that Jürgen Klopp would jump ship as soon as something better comes along.
Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.
In the five years since his appointment the gaffer has taken us to three European finals, lifted the Champions League and Club World Cup, and achieved a record points total in the league.
The job that the boss has done cannot be underestimated. It is almost impossible to recall the disillusionment in the fanbase and disconnection between club and Kop before Jürgen arrived.
Simon Jordan has claimed that Klopp isn’t as connected to the club as he appears. The ex-Crystal Palace chairman told talkSPORT:
“Believe me, as sure as day follows night, as soon as a better opportunity than Liverpool comes along for him, he’ll be off – that’s what football managers do.”
The businessman is clearly upset about the manager’s stance on the FA Cup as he continued:
“You knew Liverpool had to play in the FA Cup and you can leave the players out, that’s fine – but you’ve got to be there mate.
“He’s in no way wrong saying to the players, ‘a break is a break and I want you to have it’, but that doesn’t excuse him from being in the dugout.”
What RTK has to say
Oh give over, Si.
The mawkish bleatings about the sanctity of the FA Cup are getting old, not least because it was the Premier League that told Klopp not to play his senior players in the replay when they ordered him to respect the break.
Just because the German has taken a stand against needless fixture congestion doesn’t mean he’s all of a sudden disloyal to Liverpool.
Further to that, there is nothing better out there at the moment. Klopp is at the helm of of a juggernaut, he is in charge of the best team in the world – a potentially era defining side – why would he leave?