Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano provided an update on the future of Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.
Having secured Liverpool’s first-ever Premier League title, and their first top-flight championship for 30 years, last season, the Reds’ defence of their crown has not exactly got off to the best of starts.
Over the club’s 24 league fixtures so far this term, Klopp’s side have managed 11 wins, seven draws and six defeats, results which have left them languishing down in sixth place in the Premier League standings, two points behind fifth-placed West Ham United.
As a result of this below-par form, rumours emerged that claimed Klopp could be ready to step down from his position as Liverpool manager, however, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano rubbished these claims, stating that he was certain the German will still at the club next season.
He said: “No one in Liverpool – neither the president, the owner, the board – no one was planning for Jurgen Klopp to be sacked. Jurgen himself was never planning [on] leaving the club. Absolutely fake. It’s normal that they are not happy, but no one was planning to change the manager or something like this – impossible. Klopp is at the centre of the project of Liverpool and he will be the manager 100% next season.”
Could Klopp ever get the sack from Liverpool?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Jurgen Klopp’s future…
Considering the fact that Klopp has previously said on the record that he plans to leave Liverpool at the end of his current deal, which runs until the summer of 2024, unless the board to decide to remove the 53-year-old – who guided Liverpool to the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup titles in the space of 12 months – at some point between now and then, it would appear extremely unlikely that the £10m-per-year (£192k-per-week) coach will say a premature goodbye to the Reds.