Is Jurgen Klopp leaving Liverpool amid Germany issues as agent breaks silence
Since Germany’s shocking World Cup group stage defeat, Jurgen Klopp has been heavily linked to the position, and Hansi Flick is under significant pressure.
Jurgen Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke has appeared to rule out the Liverpool manager succeeding Hansi Flick as Germany’s boss after they crashed out of the World Cup.
With only four points from their three games, the Germans finished third in Group F. Japan won the group with six points, and Spain took second place on goal differential. Flick’s teams won 4-2 against Costa Rica on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as they once again exited the tournament in the group stages.
Flick is expected to have his position reviewed next week as Germany analyses what went wrong with their disappointing World Cup campaign. Flick has come in for increased criticism. After failing to advance past the group stage in 2018, the Germans were eliminated at this competition for the second time in a row.
Klopp has been since linked with the Germany job if Flick does lose his job, however, Kosicke has seemed to shut those rumours down by claiming the 55-year-old ‘intends to fulfill’ his Liverpool contract.
Klopp signed a new two-year deal back in April, which will take him until the end of the 2025/26 campaign – his 11th season at the club.
“This is a media topic,” Kosicke told Sky Germany. “Jurgen has a contract until 2026 and he intends to fulfil it.”
The brief statement follows Kosicke’s last month’s affirmation of Klopp’s commitment to the long-term mission at Liverpool. Just six of the Reds’ first 14 Premier League games have ended in victories, and Klopp is eager to turn around the team’s fortunes when the season resumes at the end of the month.
Speaking in early November, Klopp’s agent said: “I can assure [you] that Jurgen Klopp has no intention of resigning from Liverpool FC. The fact that problems could arise this season due to the past intensive season was taken into account by the club’s owners before the start of the season.
“Jurgen enjoys the backing of the people in charge and is in regular contact with them. He loves the club, his team, and the fans and is determined to continue and successfully complete the transition in Liverpool. He didn’t extend his contract until 2026 for nothing.”
Klopp joined the Reds in 2015 to replace the outgoing Brendan Rodgers and went ahead to win the Champions League after defeating Tottenham Hotspurs Liverpool would finally lift the Premier League for the first time in 30 years in 19/20 – storming to the title with ease.