Two people crucial: why Klopp extended
The Liverpool club bosses moved Jürgen Klopp to an extension of his contract until 2026 on Thursday, but without his wife they would have had no chance. Klopp gave an insight into his motives on Friday to reject the original plan.
The idea of listening to FC Liverpool, which was also publicly communicated several times in 2024, was based on “a private agreement” with his wife, Klopp said on the club website, and its opinion is crucial: “The most important contract that I signed in my life I was with Ulla. “
But then one day both of them would have sat at the kitchen table, “and Ulla said: ‘I don’t see the city in 2024.’ And I like that: ‘What?!’, “Reported Klopp. That was the “first moment”, from then on he started to think about an extension.
according to Lijnders’ promise could begin the talks
“But then it was clear that I had to have another very important entertainment, and that was that with Pep Lijnders,” continued Klopp. With his assistant, he connects him much more than just football. And “When he said: ‘Oh, yes, I’m there!’ – It was clear that we are open to discussions. That’s why we’re sitting here now. “
His private situation is still the starting point for all future planning. If his wife Liverpool wanted to turn his back on, “we would go, that is the truth,” emphasized Klopp, who has been in office since October 2015. But: “She loves it here.”