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Klopp could stay at Liverpool beyond 2024 if he has 'the energy levels'

By Sports Desk March 04, 2022

Jurgen Klopp hinted he could remain at Liverpool beyond 2024 if he has the energy required. 

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup victory over Norwich City, Klopp said he was unsure whether he would extend his contract at Anfield. The German's deal is due to expire at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season. 

The 54-year-old has won five trophies – including Premier League and Champions League titles – during his six and a half years on Merseyside, and on Friday he said it was still his intention to see out his deal. 

However, he believes it is more important that the club is positioned to continue challenging for multiple honours even if he is no longer at the club. 

Asked what would convince him to continue at the helm, Klopp replied: "If I have the energy levels for it. That is important. I love what I do but I've said a couple of times there must be something else out there in the world, to be honest, apart from always thinking about properly skilled, good-looking, fantastically nice football players. 

"But I really don't think about it. At the moment I am full of energy but we have to – I have to – make sure that is the case because I don't want to sit around and be more tired than others and think: ‘Wow, why is everyone bothered about the things out there because I couldn't care less?' 

"My future will be OK. I don't have to plan. I could book last minute – let's put it like this. It is not a problem. No, the plan is the future of the club that we are constantly working on, that everything is in place and the things we do are not for me, not for us, not for this generation, they are for a long, long time. 

"So many things we've tried to improve over the years. It's about just doing the right things, employing the right people, putting them in the right positions. It doesn't mean you win the title, it just means you have the right people for the right job, so use them – and that's what we try. 

"These people – a lot of them are here at the moment – will be good and it will be fine whenever it will be after I leave. The plan at the moment is to do 2024, thank you very much." 

Liverpool will look to close the gap to reigning champions and Premier League leaders Manchester City to three points by defeating West Ham on Saturday. City are in action against local rivals Manchester United the following day.

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