Jurgen Klopp could end up walking away from Liverpool amid the turbulence surrounding the club.
That’s the view of TalkSPORT pundit Darren Bent. Speaking to radio station last night, the former England striker said there’s absolutely no way Klopp should be sacked, but he could leave of his own accord.
“The thought that they could sack him is absolutely ludicrous. Jurgen Klopp sack him? After what he’s done for that football club?!” railed Bent.
“He’s going to have to have a conversation with the owners, and they’re going to have to give him more money to spend. You look at what Chelsea are doing which is bonkers, no one can do that, but look at Manchester City, Arsenal, Spurs to a point they’re spending money, Manchester United are going to invest and get better, Newcastle.
“He’s going to have to go to the owners and say ‘listen, I’m not a miracle worker we’ve been fantastic for five years, if you want me to compete at the top top level again with the players I’ve got, you’re going to have to give me some money to spend.’
“I think he could walk, they’re not sacking him. It would be absolutely ludicrous to sack him, no chance!”
Klopp still committed to Liverpool
Throughout Liverpool’s difficult season, the threat of Klopp walking away has become an audible concern. For those on the outside looking in, like Bent, that might seem like a realistic scenario.
But not too many Liverpool fans will be worrying that it might happen. For those who follow the club day-in-day-out, they’ll know better.
Klopp has only recently signed a new deal at Liverpool. He has continuously spoken of his energy for leading a rebuild at Anfield before and during this season. Unless something really drastic happens, he’ll be going nowhere.
As bad as the team’s form is right now, that drastic scenario doesn’t include a poor league finish. Should the Reds beat their worst ever Premier League finish of ninth, Klopp still shouldn’t be under pressure. He’s done more than enough to show that he’s the man to lead the club next season and beyond.
If that continues into next season, the question would, rightfully, get a little louder. But as long as Jurgen has the appetite to carry on, and it seems he does, he should be allowed to work.
Should that ever happen, the German would be the first to admit it. He has too much respect for the club to carry on in a position he no longer feels able to hold. Thankfully, that day still feels like a long way off. There is a big challenge at Anfield right now, that’s clear. But Jurgen has proven he’s in it for the long-haul. He’s going nowhere.
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