Jurgen Klopp has no wish to hold Liverpool contract talks as he makes promise to stay for next three years


JURGEN KLOPP says there is no need to hold contract talks because he is not going anywhere.

The German tactician, 52, had been tipped to sign a new deal after last season’s stunning Champions League triumph.

Jurgen Klopp has plenty of time on his side with three years left on his deal
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But ex-Dortmund chief Klopp – under contract until 2022 – insists nothing has been tabled.

He said: “I will not leave before the contract is ending. That is my side. That is why a contract is important.

“We have enough time to make decisions in that department. There is no need to do it now. Three years is really a bit early to be concerned. It is just a contract.

“The owners like what I do. I like what the owners are doing. I love the team, they are brilliant.

“Melwood is sensational. I’m looking forward to going to [the new training ground in] Kirkby and all these things. There is always a step forward.

“We all want to keep the past and traditions and all that stuff, but there needs to be a step forward. It is important that is our attitude.

“You cannot make that step in three or four years by making sure that I stay until 2000-and-something. It just makes sure that I will stay until then.”

Liverpool pushed Manchester City all the way last season in one of the most thrilling Premier League title races ever.

And Klopp admits his side go into the next campaign as underdogs despite being crowned European champions.

He added: “I am completely focused on Liverpool. Completely.

“It would be great if we could be around Man City again because that’s the only possibility to have to pass them because it is already clear they are the big favourite again. No problem with that.

“They have a very good situation, which they showed last year especially after having 100 points in the season before – the greed they showed, the determination they showed, it was just impressive.”



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