18 Sep Liverpool news:’He wished to make a joke’ – Klopp denies Britian’s weather will affect Reds future
Following his representative gave an interview asserting the boss could leave the club when the weather did not get better, the supervisor downplayed that motive
Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be set by the English weather, stating his representative was only making a joke.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has overseen a return to prominence in Liverpool since taking over for Brendan Rodgers almost four decades back.
Along with carrying his team to numerous championships, he procured his first piece of silverware using the Reds last year, as Liverpool seized their first time Champions League trophy.
While Klopp’s contract runs to 2022, the team are anxious to observe that the German stretch his stay longer and might have been worried when Klopp’s representative, Marc Kosicke, had proposed in a meeting with DAZN the weather in England could play a part in whether the supervisor made a decision to expand his time at Anfield.
But speaking before Liverpool’s Champions League opener against Napoli, Klopp denied that discussion, stating Kosicke was only making a joke that we took too badly.
“He wished to make a joke,” Klopp informed reporters. “I need to be serious. German humor, nobody got it. The weather wasn’t a motive for me to select a city.
“It is not a reason for me to depart the country. Maybe in the moment it is the healthiest weather on the planet – we’ve got enough rain, it is trendy, pretty much the opposite of the room!
“There is nothing in that narrative. He is my representative and my buddy.”
Liverpool’s 2019-20 Champions League campaign starts at a familar place against Napoli, who the Reds beat outside to create the knockout stage in last season’s competition.
Napoli did not allow it to be simple, beating Liverpool in the Stadio San Paolo before falling at Anfield at the last group stage match.
And Klopp is optimistic his side is going to be up to this job this season, noting they’ve not given him any reason so much doubt them.
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“Could I’m confident something such as [the Napoli loss last year] will not occur again?” Klopp said.
“No, but the boys have not given me some indications to believe it.
“Let us use our abilities, remain in the match, struggle for all.”