With a possible quadruple on the cards, Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have opened talks with Jurgen Klopp in a bid to try and convince the German to stay at the Merseyside club beyond 2024.
According to Paul Joyce of The Times, FSG President Mike Gordon flew from Boston to Liverpool for the Reds’ UEFA Champions League semi-final tie against Villareal at Anfield on Wednesday, which Klopp’s men won comfortably.
Seated a few seats away from Gordon was Marc Kosicke, Klopp’s agent, and it is understood that a contract renewal discussion was on the agenda of the FSG boss the German’s agent.
The ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that talks had been opened between the club and its German manager, with Liverpool hoping to get Klopp to sign a long-term contract.
Klopp had earlier said that the last season had left him exhausted, but had not ruled out a “last minute” extension.
“At the moment I am full of energy but we have to – I have to – make sure that is the case because I don’t want to sit around and be more tired than others and think: ‘Wow, why is everyone bothered about the things out there because I couldn’t care less?,'” the German had said.
“I don’t have to plan. I could book [extend my contract] last minute – let’s put it like this. It is not a problem. No, the plan is the future of the club that we are constantly working on, that everything is in place and the things we do are not for me, not for us, not for this generation, they are for a long, long time,” Klopp had explained.
However, the Guardian reports that Klopp agreeing to a contract extension could hinge on factors beyond his energy levels, namely, on his assistants Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz also committing their long-term futures to Liverpool.