Jurgen Klopp Says He’ll Take a Break After Liverpool FC Contract Realized


This summer, reports surfaced that indicated manager Jurgen Klopp could take a year’s sabbatical once he sees out the end of his current Liverpool F.C. contract in 2022.

What he would do after that remains to be seen, but given the recent disappointments suffered by the German national team and the rising managerial stock of the Deutschland native son, there are many Die Mannschaft supporters who would like to see Klopp assume the reigns someday soon.

While that type of speculation is best saved for another place and time, Klopp did confirm to the leading German soccer media outlet Kicker (h/t The Guardian) that he’s going to a take a break once he’s completed these next three seasons at Anfield.

“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [if he wants to continue at all],” the Stuttgart native revealed.

“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem: I can’t to ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.’

“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”

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Of course, so much can change between now and three seasons from now. Perhaps Liverpool Owner John Henry will offer Jurgen Klopp a new contract extension that he simply just cannot refuse.

The Germany national side seems like the perfect next step for the man who led Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, Mainz to new heights and two different sides to four European finals.

However, Klopp also seems to be perfectly at home with the Merseyside club right now.

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One thing we know for sure- if Jurgen Klopp decides to move on someday, his agent will be quite busy handling lots of messages from various interested parties.

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