The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp has planned that he would not involve himself in anything football for a year if Liverpool allow him to leave the club.
The German tactician has been going through the most difficult era of his managerial career since the turn of the new year. Despite being regarded as the best coach in Europe in the last two years, the poor run of games Liverpool have been suffering has forced people to start doubting his capabilities.
Jurgen Klopp has been at Liverpool since 2015. Since then, he was able to build a solid team that played in the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2018 but lost the title to Real Madrid. That didn’t stop his building process at the club. He continued to make Liverpool a team to beat.
His effort on the club began to yield reward in the 2018-2019 season when he finally led Liverpool to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League final. After that, he went on to win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
In the 2019-2020 season, Jurgen Klopp and his boys maintained good form but couldn’t go too far in the Champions League that season. However, he led the club to win the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years.
But in the 2020-2021 season, Jurgen Klopp has been struggling with his team especially in the Premier League. He has been recording successive defeats in the league until recently that he started picking points again.
Due to how poor the form of the Premier League reigning champions has been, Jurgen Klopp and his boys are currently sitting on the 6th spot on the league table with 46 points after recording 13 wins, 7 draws, and 9 defeats.
The Merseyside club is scheduled to face Arsenal in a league game on April 4 at 16:30 which means that Klopp have a good number of days to prepare for the visit to the Emirates Stadium.
He told a German newspaper, Bild, that he would go on a year sabbatical once the management of Liverpool decides to get rid of his services which could happen if he continues to lose games.
“The sabbatical will definitely happen, definitely”, Klopp said. “If we don’t win any more Premier League games and the thinking of the owner’s changes, I’ll take a year off. No ifs and buts.
“This is clearly an agreement with my family – and probably with my family doctor as well. (…) One thing is clear: When Liverpool ends, there will definitely be a year off. Nobody needs to call, not after four months and not after six either. No matter who tries it: It’s a year shift! “