Jurgen Klopp has announced that when his contract with Liverpool expires, he will take a year off from football.
The Reds manager has had a tough Premier League season this season, with many first-team defenders injured and a disappointing run of luck at Anfield since the turn of the year, which has seen his side drop out of the title chase and now target a top-four finish.
The win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night was just their second in the last eight league games, and they now trail fourth-placed Chelsea by five points.
Klopp, who has recently been associated with the job of German national team coach, has said that he wants time off and will not be convinced otherwise.
Klopp, who has recently been linked with the German national team job, has maintained that he wants time off and will not be tempted to take on another role during his break, no matter how enticing the offer.
“Once Liverpool finishes, it will undoubtedly be a year off. No one should phone, not after four months, not after six months. It’s a year’s change, no matter who tries it “Klopp mentioned this in an interview with Bild’s Lothar Matthaus.
Klopp will now be watching the Champions League draw on Friday with bated breath, as the Reds hope to make their second final in three years.