Carragher doubts Klopp will stay at Liverpool beyond 2024

Date published: Thursday 15th October 2020 6:28

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Jamie Carragher has doubts whether Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will stay at Anfield beyond the end of his current contract.

Klopp has managed Liverpool since 2015 after winning the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund.

He led the Reds to Champions League glory in 2018 as they finished second in the Premier League behind Manchester City.


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And he went one better last season as they lifted their first title in 30 years despite the lack of fans in attendance.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about Fenway Sports Group’s time at the club, Carragher hinted that a managerial change could be likely in 2024 when Klopp’s contract runs down.

Carragher said: “So I think their legacy [FSG] when they sell up, as they eventually will do at some stage, Anfield will be unrecognisable and Liverpool will have one of the best training grounds in the world.

“They brought in the first title in 30 years, they got Jurgen Klopp at this club for longer than he’s been at any other, I am not quite sure he will stay at the end of his current contract.

“And fingers crossed there’s a few more trophies before Klopp goes or FSG go, whatever stage that is. So yes, I think they have done a great job.

“To be the owners that won the league, it is their legacy, isn’t it?”

Carragher added: “If you look at the net spend is it huge? No it is not, but does it need to be right now?

“You know there will come a time when Liverpool are not top of the league and they are fighting it out for the top four position. Loads of teams have done it, look at Chelsea and Manchester United right now.

“Ten years ago they were dominating the league, at the moment it is us and City. It goes in roundabouts and that maybe the time when FSG have to spend a little bit more to get Liverpool back on top.

“There was a summer in 2018 when they did really spend big. It was a couple of hundred million. There was Naby Keita, Alisson, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk had come in earlier in the year.

“I am not daft, I know the owners are not Manchester City’s owners or Chelsea’s. At the moment, whatever you say about the Glazers at Manchester United, they have spent a lot of money.

“Liverpool haven’t and they are applauded for that but don’t get me wrong, that means you have to get a lot right if you can’t blow your teams out of the water, financially.

“But Liverpool are now seen as a model that everyone wants to copy in terms of how they sign players, bring young players through with the manager they have got.”

 

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