‘I don’t need a break’ – Klopp affirms Liverpool commitment

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST
  • 2 min read
‘I don’t need a break’ – Klopp affirms Liverpool commitment

Jurgen Klopp has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool amid rumours that he could leave the club.

A combination of difficult results on the field, including a 3-1 loss to Leicester on Saturday, plus the loss of his mother recently led to suggestions that he could be ready to depart. There was even a suggestion the former Borussia Dortmund boss could depart for Bayern Munich.

Klopp, however, has said that he has no intention of leaving the Liverpool post.

“I don’t need a break,” he said. “The last thing I want to do is to talk about private things. Yes, we have had a tough time but we always deal with this as a family 100 per cent.

“And when I come here, I am 53, I’ve worked as a coach for 30 years and I can split off things. I don’t carry things around.

“Of course we are influenced by things, but no one has to worry about me.

“The beard gets more and more grey, I don’t sleep a lot, but I’m full of energy.

“Now we are in this situation I see it as a challenge.”

Klopp was asked about a banner that was hung outside Liverpool’s home of Anfield which reads: “Jurgen Klopp YNWA.”

“The banner is nice,” he said. “I don’t feel that I need special support but it is very nice.”

Liverpool find themselves fourth in the Premier League, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have played a game less. The prospect of Klopp’s side retaining their title is slim, although they are still active in the Champions League.

A combination of difficult results on the field, including a 3-1 loss to Leicester on Saturday, plus the loss of his mother recently led to suggestions that he could be ready to depart.

Klopp, however, has said that he has no intention of leaving the Liverpool post.

“I don’t need a break,” he said. “The last thing I want to do is to talk about private things. Yes, we have had a tough time but we always deal with this as a family 100 per cent.

“And when I come here, I am 53, I’ve worked as a coach for 30 years and I can split off things. I don’t carry things around.

“Of course we are influenced by things, but no one has to worry about me.

“The beard gets more and more grey, I don’t sleep a lot, but I’m full of energy.

“Now we are in this situation I see it as a challenge.”

Klopp was asked about a banner that was hung outside Liverpool’s home of Anfield which reads: “Jurgen Klopp YNWA.”

“The banner is nice,” he said. “I don’t feel that I need special support but it is very nice.”

Liverpool find themselves fourth in the Premier League, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have played a game less. The prospect of Klopp’s side retaining their title is slim, although they are still active in the Champions League.