Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool target persuaded Loris Karius to sign

Annette Crawford
April 20, 2018

The former Borussia Dortmund manager was briefly linked with Bayern Munich before the Bavarians appointed Niko Kovac as their new head coach, but Klopp insists will need to take a short hiatus before his next managerial role.

Furthermore, he said that it would have been hard for him to leave Liverpool, even if there had been mutual interest.

Klopp told Sky Germany: 'It's a fact that I never had any release clauses in my contracts. After Liverpool I will for sure do a one-year break.

"I feel that it's super intense, and I am not planning to die on the bench". That's a clear agreement I have with my family. "If Bayern had really been interested, no matter what I would have done, this would have been a complicated move. That's why it makes total sense, they didn't ask in the first place".


That would take Klopp to seven years in charge on Merseyside - the same amount of time he spent at both Mainz and Dortmund - and the German admits it is a "very intense" lifestyle.

The 24-year-old has started 15 Premier League games for Liverpool FC so far this term and he has been earning praise for his improving performances for Jurgen Klopp's men. And while he has fond memories of his time there, and hopes to perhaps return, he doesn't plan to pull a Jupp Heynckes and come back as a manager. "That time was too good", said Klopp.

But Karius has been part of a much-improved and less leaky Liverpool backline over recent months, meaning Mignolet has had no chance to get back in.

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