Head coach of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has been offered a new deal by the club, according to reports.
The manager joined the club in the last campaign. The club decided to extend the deal they made with the tactician only nine months ago. Klopp, who is 49-years of age, earlier agreed to a deal to remain at the club till 2018 with the option of another year but the club wants to ward off any potential issues in future, especially based on this pedigree.
The German coach took The Reds to two finals in his last season, and could have finished much higher in the English Premier League if he had not sacrificed it for the sake of winning a title. Liverpool lost both finals, first to Manchester United in the League Cup, then to Sevilla in the Europa. There are reports that the fresh deal might not necessarily involve negotiating new financial terms but the club wants him to commit, especially based on his status and achievements. Klopp led his former club Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and took them to a UCL final.
Liverpool’s inconsistent form continued after they could only manage a 0-0 draw in the Europa league match against Augsburg.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was expected to get the best out of his team against a German outfit, who he knows very well from his time at Borussia Dortmund. This much also witnessedKlopp returning to Germany for the first time as a manager is leaving Dortmund. The return, though, was not a happy one since Augsburg appeared to be handed the advantage after Liverpool failed to score an away goal or even get a positive result.
An away goal would have been crucial with the return leg at Anfield in a few days. The impetus has now shifted to Augsburg, who will hope to score away from home. Such a possibility will leave Liverpool searching for two goals in response. The club are in a precarious position as far as European football is concerned, but this has largely been the status since the arrival of Klopp a few months ago. The German has been unable to make a major impact on results, as Liverpool continues to struggle in the league. The weekend’s 6-0 thrashing of relegation threatened Aston Villa was bound to give some much-needed confidence to the team, but they were not able to imply that in the Europa League game. Continue reading
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