Jurgen Klopp’s agent has discussed his client’s future as Liverpool manager.
Klopp was appointed as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and has guided the Reds from the Premier League’s mid-table to European champions.
The German signed an initial three-year contract before being rewarded with a six-year extension at the end of his first season in 2016.
Even though he is committed to Anfield until at least 2022, Klopp’s future has been the subject of some ridiculous scaremongering. And while the club are eager to extend his deal once more, they are ‘relaxed’ about the situation.
But Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, has warned that they “should not underestimate” the effect that English weather has on the German.
“Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” he told Spox, as translated by Sport Witness.
“We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.
“One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.
“Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.
“During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.
“During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.”