Agent makes strange call about why Klopp may avoid new Liverpool deal
Date published: Monday 16th September 2019 4:58
The agent of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the German may avoid penning fresh terms with Liverpool due to the weather in Britain.
Klopp, whose current Reds contract expires in 2022, has turned the club around since succeeding Brendan Rodgers in October 2015, leading the Reds to their sixth Champions League title and a 97-point finish in the Premier League.
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Speaking to DAZN, however, Marc Kosicke said that he and his client must “wait” to see if climate change has any effect on the weather in Britain before agreeing to a new contract at Anfield.
“Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” the agent said. “We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.
“One should not underestimate [the bad weather]. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.
“Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.”
Liverpool begin the defence of the Champions League when they face Napoli away from home on Tuesday, with two key stars fit to play having recovered from knocks picked up at the weekend.