Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to sign a new deal at the club in the near future, according to an update from journalist Christian Falk.
The German has been a transformational figure since arriving at Anfield in October 2015, arguably proving to be the most important figure at the club in the past 20 years.
Klopp famously led Liverpool to Premier League glory back in 2019/20, ending their 30-year wait for a title, and he has won the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup, among other trophies.
The 56-year-old is currently contracted to the Reds until the summer of 2026, and providing an update on the situation for Caught Offside, Falk claimed that he is unlikely to extend his stay at this point, especially with the Germany job potential looming in the future:
“A reported contract offer in the works for Jurgen Klopp is not a big topic at the moment. It’s not Klopp’s plan – it’s too early for that. I don’t think Liverpool have pressured him on this.
“It was surprising for everyone that Jurgen signed his last contract so early, so I don’t think this will be discussed until he’s closer to the end of his current terms.“You see what is happening in Germany with the national team… I think this is a big target for his future, so that’s why he won’t sign a new contract so early.”
Our thoughts on Klopp’s Liverpool future…
Many Liverpool supporters would want Klopp to stay on at Anfield long beyond 2026, such is his brilliance as a world-class manager, but there is no need to rush the decision at this point.
The legendary German certainly looks a much happier figure this season than he did last time around, and the fact that he is building his 2.0 era on Merseyside does suggest that he could be in it for the long haul.
It is a situation that is worth readdressing in the next year or two, at which point Klopp’s contract will be winding down, and if he is still thriving and appears content, extending his stay would be met with resounding positivity.
The lure of managing Germany could be great, however, and if he feels he has come as far as he can in 2026 – he will have been in charge at Liverpool for nearly 11 years at that top – it would be hard to begrudge him the job if it was available.