Ahead of a prospective summer transfer spending fee, FSG is about to answer a key Jürgen Klopp question with three years left on the Liverpool manager’s deal.
Liverpool may not be producing some of their best performances on the pitch currently, but there is a new reason for optimism. Amid a campaign that will now be measured on whether the Reds qualify for the Champions League, the success of the season now rests on a place in the top four.
But whether Liverpool achieves that remaining objective doesn’t seem to have an impact on the plans of FSG. Jürgen Klopp has appeared confident over the last week surrounding questions over potential signings — with belief that he will be backed.
And that could provide a significant clue as to whether the summer of 2026 is the end of the story or the start of a new chapter.
Klopp revealed at the pre-match press conference before the clash against Manchester City that he was ‘positive’ after Liverpool held talks with a player during the international break.
There was also a hint of a rebuild. Speaking to reporters, he said: “I am long enough in the business to know how these things develop. It’s clear after a specific amount of time that you need to shuffle things and kind of start anew.”
Despite the struggles Liverpool has faced this season, Klopp seems rejuvenated. There is a suggestion that the club will waste no time in looking to put right what has been among his worst campaigns since becoming manager in 2015.
Having already acquired Cody Gakpo and Darwin Núñez, there is little work to do on a forward line that is also about to welcome back Luis Díaz. In that sense, any rebuild should be completed swiftly if the right players are brought into the club.
If Klopp’s recent optimism over the summer is for good reason, then FSG could already be planning to stick with the former Borussia Dortmund boss for the long term. He has previously hinted at wanting to stay beyond his current terms despite suggestions of taking a break.
And should he complete the evolution of the midfield this summer, then it is fair to suggest that he would want to lead the squad through their peak years. That means that whether he stays is likely to depend on the support he receives this summer.
Klopp knows that his current core is more than capable of reigniting, but the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk won’t stick around forever if there are no signs of progress. And with Klopp now supporting the recent calls by members of the first team for investment, Liverpool, as a whole, feel more aligned.
Will Klopp leave at the end of his contract? That is the question that FSG is about to answer. By backing him this summer, they can ensure that the story doesn’t end in 2026. Failure to do so, though, could see the book begin to close on an iconic chapter in the Reds’ history.
Thankfully, the indications over the past week suggest that Liverpool has big plans on the horizon. And it may only take one transfer window before Klopp’s side find themselves back on the Premier League summit after stumbling this season.