FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that leaving Anfield in 2024 is still on the cards

The German’s current contract expires in two years, and he stated in 2019 that he intended to “leave the club in a stronger situation” when he signed the extension.

But he has left the door open to extending his term, which has seen Liverpool win the Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and, most recently, the Carabao Cup since 2015.

“If I have the necessary energy levels.” It is crucial. He stated, “I adore what I do.”

“Right now, I’m full of energy, but I need to make sure that remains the case.”

“I don’t want to be more exhausted than necessary and wonder, ‘Wow, why is everyone so concerned about things out there when I couldn’t care less?’

“But, as I’ve said before, there must be something else out there in the world to be honest, aside from always thinking about extremely highly properly skilled, good-looking, incredibly nice players.”

“However, I don’t think about it.” It will be fine for me in the future. I don’t have to make any preparations. Let’s put it this way: I could book last-minute.

“The plan is that everything will go well, and that everything will be OK whenever I depart.” Thank you very lot, the idea right now is to do 2024.”

Klopp may be in charge of Liverpool’s strongest team since the mid-1980s greats, but he says that winning more titles will have no influence on his future plans.

“It has nothing to do with the quality of the squad if I decide to go in 2024: ‘My God, I have to manage them’ or ‘Oh my God, I’d better quit managing them’ (because they aren’t as good),” he added.

“That has nothing to do with it.” We only do things that will benefit us in the long run. This club has to get better, especially when I am no longer here, which is the plan. That’s what we’re working on right now.

“It’s not so important how long I will stay, it is much more important what we do until then.

“It’s a long time (to 2024), there are a lot of trophies out there so we will give it a try.

“The only problem we have is there are many other teams who want to do it as well, in Europe.”

Part of Klopp’s problem is in Manchester City they have opponents who are regarded as one of the very best in Premier League history.

“Imagine it if were not for City, how many trophies we would have won already. It’s no problem, we really push each other on high levels,” he said. “We don’t set ourselves a limit — why should we — but we know it’s really difficult.

“It’s always a question of perspective. I heard, and I don’t think it’s right, that we didn’t win enough but you can always think we could have won more here or there and we were unlucky in moments.

“Now we have won the Carabao Cup and all of a sudden we are missing one, the FA Cup, and then we have the whole collection.

“But I couldn’t be bothered about it. We try to win it and if not we try to be the best version of ourselves.

“You can be a spectacular second, which we were unfortunately (when they finished a point behind Manchester City in the 2018-19 title race) after a really good season and it helped us a lot for our future.

“So just learn to play as often as somehow possible, your absolutely best football and that gives you a proper chance to win something. Unfortunately (there are) no guarantees.”

Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko will miss West Ham’s game at Liverpool. The forward was given time off last week following Russia’s invasion of his homeland and is not ready to return to the field this weekend.

Manager David Moyes said: “He has been training but he won’t travel to Liverpool with us.

“I don’t think he’s quite ready and we want to give him every opportunity to do everything he can for his family and for his country. I think he just feels a little bit bogged down with the situation at this present time.

“We can only give him our full support.”

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