A wild rumour emerged last week that Jurgen Klopp could leave Liverpool.
An alarming drop in form at the club, which has seen the reining champions fall to sixth in the Premier League table sparked the claims.
Klopp was quick to play down the rumours ahead of Liverpool's Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, and made a point to explain he's still "full of energy" for the job.
In response to Liverpool fans putting up a banner in support of the boss, Klopp said: "I heard about both [the banner and the rumours].
"The banner was nice, I don't feel that I need special support in this moment but it's nice. I don't need a break.
"I am fully of energy, honestly. I see an interesting challenge. We will sort it by playing football, we will sort it together by fighting with all we have. That's the plan.
"Nobody has to worry about me.
"We do this for the people. I feel the responsibility so much when things don't go well."
Klopp's comment on "energy" is interesting as it speaks directly to a remark he made when discussing his long-term future at Liverpool some time ago.
In 2019, Klopp told Kicker magazine: "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."
Klopp's Liverpool are undoubtedly struggling for form, but the fact he clearly still has the appetite for the game dispels any suggestion he is looking to leave.
Source: Read Full Article