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Jürgen Klopp: 2018 - 2019

Billy Biskix

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The Klopp 'stalls on contract' story originates from the S** so is made-up bollocks. I had accepted he would only do 7 years until Honigstein said a couple of months ago that he was 99% certain JK would extend if he won either the PL or the CL.

Now that he's won the CL I'm hoping some of the pressure might have been lifted. We all want the league but for JK the CL win probably means more personally having lost two finals previously. He has nothing left to prove as a manager. Confirmed now as one of the best managers of all time and a bona-fide legend for us. I think he'll enjoy the job a bit more from now on and that might help persuade him to stay longer.
 

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The Klopp 'stalls on contract' story originates from the S** so is made-up bollocks. I had accepted he would only do 7 years until Honigstein said a couple of months ago that he was 99% certain JK would extend if he won either the PL or the CL.

Now that he's won the CL I'm hoping some of the pressure might have been lifted. We all want the league but for JK the CL win probably means more personally having lost two finals previously. He has nothing left to prove as a manager. Confirmed now as one of the best managers of all time and a bona-fide legend for us. I think he'll enjoy the job a bit more from now on and that might help persuade him to stay longer.
I read it in the Echo btw.
 

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Saw this on the BBC's gossip page. It might be what he has in mind once his seven years are up. Although I think Germany would need a new coach before then as Joachim Löw seems to have been in the job for too long. I see that his contract expires next year.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to manage Germany one day, according to his agent. (Welt - in German)
 

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It's worth remembering that every manager-club relationship, even the most successful ones, have a shelf life. After another 3 seasons, it may well be an easier decision for both parties to say goodbye than it seems now. Klopp may want to try national management, and maybe his current methods which work so well might lose a touch of their efficacy on the playing group, as can happen with time and repetition.

Not that I'm saying it will definitely happen! Just a thought that it might not be so inconceivable/unpalatable in the distant future.

(He'll probably go the complete opposite direction and sign a 10 year extension now that I've said that)
 

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My wife is on to this. She has wanted absolutely nothing to do with my impending tattoo next weekend and actually said the other day, “You will regret this the day Klopp leaves.” Of course I laughed at her with my usual Jurgen and Bobby are lifers nonsense. But now I’m going to be rooting for Germany to win the World Cup so Jurgen doesn’t see a job opening.
 

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My wife is on to this. She has wanted absolutely nothing to do with my impending tattoo next weekend and actually said the other day, “You will regret this the day Klopp leaves.” Of course I laughed at her with my usual Jurgen and Bobby are lifers nonsense. But now I’m going to be rooting for Germany to win the World Cup so Jurgen doesn’t see a job opening.
How's the tattoo coming along. lol
 

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to manage Germany one day, according to his agent. (Welt - in German)
Not surprised by that. Pretty sure he will see out his contract and then move on to his national team. Summer of 2022 will be his last season, and it will be right after Qatar 2022. I can see him taking over a year later for their Euro preparation.
 

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Frequently (Pep is like this too) it’s not just needing a year out - it’s having done everything they can do in the role, and needing to start fresh somewhere.
While he has always built a side from scratch, he has never dismantled and rebuilt his own side. It's a interesting challenge where even Bill had problems with (as per what I have read).
 

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His agent's comments are not good news for us. I can imagine Klopp going into semi retirement by becoming German national coach at some point, but we'd want that to be well into his sixties. If he leaves in 2022 we would not only have severe difficulty replacing him, but also a period of instability leading up to his departure which would be bad for morale and recruitment. If I could see an obvious candidate as his successor, I'd be more optimistic. In the meantime we should just enjoy the ride
 

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I think he will stay til 2024, that would take him up to 57 and then gives him 8 or so years as German coach, I am still of the assumption he will manage Germany one day, I can't see him going before his contract mind.

However it comes from the Sun, it's reported by others but they all quote the Sun.
 

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Klopp will be here for a good few more years, I'd put my house on it. I've had my blue nose mates try to tell me he'll be off soon as its what managers do these days. It's wishful thinking on their part. Klopp is not a man who will leave a project before it is finished. He left Mainz and Dortmund when he felt he couldn't compete due to not being able to keep his players. He can keep his players at LFC. Another year like his previous one and we will probably be THE most attractive club in Europe if we aren't for a lot of players already. He has a lot more he wants to achieve with us, dont get sucked into the wishful thinking from rival, jealous supporters.
 

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Klopp will be here for a good few more years, I'd put my house on it. I've had my blue nose mates try to tell me he'll be off soon as its what managers do these days. It's wishful thinking on their part. Klopp is not a man who will leave a project before it is finished. He left Mainz and Dortmund when he felt he couldn't compete due to not being able to keep his players. He can keep his players at LFC. Another year like his previous one and we will probably be THE most attractive club in Europe if we aren't for a lot of players already. He has a lot more he wants to achieve with us, dont get sucked into the wishful thinking from rival, jealous supporters.
I agree but if that's our expectation then it ought to be tempered. Back to back CL finals is an incredible achievement. Making it three years in a row would be something truly remarkable and not something we've ever done before as a club.

I think our expectations should be a minimum run to the QFs and another strong title challenge. I don't think we should be elevating our expectations beyond that, not yet.
 

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I'm sorry, but there's some wishful thinking going on here. Klopp's already a legend due to the CL win. He's got another 2 or 3 seasons to get the PL and maybe add another CL. After that I don't think he'll feel he has anything to prove. Fair enough really.
He hasn't extended his contract and his own agent is talking about the Germany job. I hope that FSG are beginning to look at potential successors. Ideally someone who could work alongside JK so as to ensure a smooth transition
 

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Am I the only one who thinks when Klopp leaves LFC one day Steven Gerrard is ready to be his successor?
 

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Not surprised by that. Pretty sure he will see out his contract and then move on to his national team. Summer of 2022 will be his last season, and it will be right after Qatar 2022. I can see him taking over a year later for their Euro preparation.
I hope you didn't really mean ' right after' Qatar 2022. It's in January or in December 2022 but not summer.
 

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I agree but if that's our expectation then it ought to be tempered. Back to back CL finals is an incredible achievement. Making it three years in a row would be something truly remarkable and not something we've ever done before as a club.

I think our expectations should be a minimum run to the QFs and another strong title challenge. I don't think we should be elevating our expectations beyond that, not yet.
Oh I'm not banking on winning the champs league. Hopefully challenging for the league again and do well in Europe. I feel this team will have more belief than they did at the start of last year. We win the league and we really will be one of the clubs players would give their left nut to play in, if we're not already.
 

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I hope you didn't really mean ' right after' Qatar 2022. It's in January or in December 2022 but not summer.
His contract ends that summer.... that’s what I meant when it comes to Klopp. He always see out his contract unless you asked him to leave early.
 



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My best guess at this stage is that Jurgen has three more years with us, then probably the national team. But anything could happen.

I think the offer of a contract extension, and making it all public after the Champions League win, was a bit unnecessary. If it had already been agreed behind the scenes, fine, because then it becomes a moment to celebrate together. But without it already being agreed, it simply becomes a 'thing' by making it public. And then potentially it invites unhelpful speculation.

Well why isn't Jurgen signing?
Is he leaving?
Does he want more money?
Who should we be looking at?

Arguably we might have needed to smooth things over with Jurgen behind the scenes, after an extended contract offer became public. I could be reading too much into it, but it is possible that he interpreted a public offer as a bit of a forceful move on the part of the club, given the esteem in which he is held by fans.

As for future managers, will it be an external candidate? Someone who is growing their reputation elsewhere even now? Or will it be an internal sort of appointment, and would someone like Pepijn Linders be in the running? Jurgen spoke very highly of his coaching ability, and the energy and the freshness he brings. Maybe a seamless transition like that would bear fruit? The players know him and respond to him well.

Edwards and the recruitment team seem to be doing great work too, so if that side of things stays in place, it protects us from a new external manager coming in and wanting to do a root and branch reform of everything when it's not needed.

Another managerial possibility might be Gerrard. He's a club legend and has been cutting his teeth in management. To his credit he left the comfort of his LFC home and is doing well at Rangers, which is a big club. How much of an indication that is for his suitability for the Liverpool manager's job remains to be seen. I go both ways on that.

In a parallel sort of situation it will be interesting to see how Lampard does at Chelsea. Arguably too much too soon, and his promising managerial career might come crashing down because this is a step too far. But you never know. Maybe he was born for the role, and now that his status as a Chelsea legend has fast-tracked him into the manager's hot seat, he will thrive.
 

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I hear alot about Xabi Alonso, he is so young, but potentially he would suit Liverpool like a glove in a few years.

What I have noticed in the last few years, managers like Fergie and Wenger who stayed for more than 15 years at a club is not the case anymore nowadays. The shelf life of an EPL manager is much shorter. If you are a very good manager, if you last 6-8 years, you have done well.
 

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I hear alot about Xabi Alonso, he is so young, but potentially he would suit Liverpool like a glove in a few years.

What I have noticed in the last few years, managers like Fergie and Wenger who stayed for more than 15 years at a club is not the case anymore nowadays. The shelf life of an EPL manager is much shorter. If you are a very good manager, if you last 6-8 years, you have done well.
I think Jürgen, Eddie Howe, Sean dyche and pochetino are longest serving managers in the Prem. That means the other 16 managers are probably less than 2 years at their clubs.

Best thing Jürgen can do for us (after winning the league) is a leave succession plan for the next manager like Shanks did.... and I’m getting the feeling, that’s how he will leave us - set up for sustained success.

But let’s enjoy every minute of him whilst he’s with us, a living legend at the helm of our club.
 

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I think Jürgen, Eddie Howe, Sean dyche and pochetino are longest serving managers in the Prem. That means the other 16 managers are probably less than 2 years at their clubs.

Best thing Jürgen can do for us (after winning the league) is a leave succession plan for the next manager like Shanks did.... and I’m getting the feeling, that’s how he will leave us - set up for sustained success.

But let’s enjoy every minute of him whilst he’s with us, a living legend at the helm of our club.

What I meant was, Fergie and Wenger only managed one club long term in the Premier league era. I agree with you though, he will leave the club for a worthy successor. I am definitely treasuring every moment and memory of Jürgen's time at our club. We are very lucky to witness this time in our football watching lives.:-)
 
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