Liverpool’s title winning team last season will go do down as one of the most impressive Premier League campaigns ever, but has the time finally come where they need to contemplate life without Jurgen Klopp?
His time in charge of Mainz and Dortmund both lasted around seven years, so it did always suggest that his Liverpool tenure could come to an end in 2022.
Most coaches will dream of taking charge of their national team at some point, and a report from The Mirror has indicated that Jurgen Klopp will find it difficult to turn down the chance to manage Germany if it arises.
It’s suggested that the time could come for Germany to finally move on from Joachim Low after an impressive few years, and a poor showing at the Euro’s this summer will seal his fate.
Because of the covid-19 delay there will only be a one year gap between the European Championships and the World Cup next year, so it’s expected that Germany will look to get a new manager in so they have some time to assert their style on the squad.
It’s also likely that this summer could represent a turning point for Liverpool after an underwhelming defence to their title, but that can also be put down to injuries so a huge overhaul may not be required.
The problem is that it’s easy for things to become stale and some of their top players may look for a new challenge, so they need to have a manager who’s in it for another few years rather than just one more.
Steven Gerrard is mentioned as the likely replacement due to his work with Rangers and his legendary status at Anfield, but it would be a huge step up for him too.
This could all be a moot point if Germany do well this summer, so any Liverpool fans who want Klopp to stick around may need to cheer them on.