Jurgen Klopp is the best thing to have happened to Liverpool for a long time.
The German manager has been at Anfield since 2017 and after signing a new long-term contract earlier in 2022, there was the hope that he’d be there for a lot longer now.
There has been tentative speculation linking the Liverpool boss with the Germany job over the past week ago.
That’s because Hansi Flick’s future is in some doubt after the Germans failed to get out of the group at the World Cup which, for a nation that won the competition eight years ago, represents some embarrassment.
But is the Liverpool coach interested in the job? According to one journalist, no.
Absolutely it is.
With Liverpool stuttering a lot this season, and with uncertainty at boardroom level amid speculation about Fenway Sports Group selling up, the Reds, who have also lost director of football Julian Ward, could be set for a period of transition over the next six months.
And that’s why it’s never been more important for Klopp to stay because if FSG sell, and the 55-year-old leaves, then that has a knock-on effect for the playing staff, most of whom will have joined the club to play under Klopp.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss represents some stability and the more he’s around despite change in other departments, the more helpful it is for Liverpool.