Jurgen Klopp appears to have a great relationship with the Liverpool board.
The German has worked closely with top brass to great success, with the board making money available for him to sign the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, and Klopp bringing home the Champions League and Premier League trophies.
Klopp’s strong bond with the board – and success on the pitch – means he often speaks warmly of his love for Liverpool.
And, crucially, that he intends to manage the club until his contract expires in 2024, at which point he will likely take a break from football and return to Germany.
This season has been particularly difficult for every club, with teams having to operate around awkward coronavirus restrictions.
Liverpool have also been hit hard with injuries, forcing Klopp to get creative by playing midfielders – including captain Jordan Henderson – at centre-back.
The Reds are still in with a chance of winning the Premier League title this campaign, but it’s certainly not a foregone conclusion like last season.
Liverpool made two defensive signings during the January transfer window, bringing in centre-backs Ben Davies from Preston and Ozan Kabak from Schalke.
Neither signing is particularly game-changing, and both illustrate how little money Klopp had at his disposal, with the Reds splashing out just £2.6million overall.
Klopp is known for keeping his cards close to his chest in interviews, but he was unusually outspoken on Liverpool’s transfer policy this January.
So much so that Jamie Redknapp has sensed some serious “frustration” from the Liverpool boss, who hasn’t been handed funds like Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in recent seasons.
And while Redknapp believes Klopp will see out his contract, as promised.
The former Liverpool midfielder believes the “frustration” will certainly lead to him heading back to manage in Germany once 2024 arrives, rather than reconsidering his position.
“I thought Jurgen’s words were really interesting,” said Redknapp on Sky Sports.
“I sensed frustration with him because he wanted a new player. The problem was who could Liverpool buy to replace Virgil Van Dijk?
“You can’t spend £50-60million on a player knowing that in April your best player is coming back from injury. It could cause more problems than it’s worth.
“I was surprised to hear what Jurgen said – and maybe in a couple of years he might want to leave to manage someone like Bayern Munich.
“That always seems to be the calling for a lot of German players and managers.
“I think there was a sense of frustration with him, but once Liverpool get their best players back at the end of the season I am sure he will be fine.”
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