Klopp’s Liverpool break idea and contract clause as odds slashed on shock exit

Jurgen Klopp is not about to sensationally quit Liverpool despite the wild social media rumours to the contrary.

The Reds boss has suddenly seen himself become the favourite in the Premier League sack race amid his side's shocking recent form, but those odds have plummeted off the back of unsubstantiated claims that he was set to walk out on the Premier League champions.

Klopp is contracted until 2024 at Anfield, and has freely discussed the idea of leaving the club at the end of his deal in the recent past.

Speaking to Kicker magazine recently, he said: "I have absolute energy. But I have one problem. I can't do 'a little bit'. I can only do 'all or nothing'.

"When I decide that I cannot do it any longer then I will take a break for a year."

Expanding on the theme to SportBuzzer, another German publication, he said: "I'll take a year off [after my contract ends] and ask myself if I miss football.

"If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp. If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not miss: the brutal tension immediately before the game."

Klopp extended his current deal at Liverpool in December 2019, when Liverpool were racing towards the Premier League title and before coronavirus impacted both their finances and momentum.

His contract is said to contain a clause that will see Liverpool help repatriate theie manager to Germany when he is ready to return home, something that he has said he would like to do when the time is right.

"For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve," said Klopp at the time of signing his deal.

"When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.

"People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it's not the only measure.

"I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.

"When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that.

"It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024."

While it is clear that things have changed since he signed that deal, the German remains a man of his word.

He will still have every intention of fulfilling his contract, even if the job of rebuilding his side is becoming tougher and tougher with each passing week.

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