"Jurgen Klopp will oversee Liverpool transition": Agent denies Klopp will resign

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks dejected during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United at Anfield on October 29, 2022 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not going to resign from his post as Liverpool manager.

That's according to the German's agent, who has addressed rumours that the Reds boss could end his time on Merseyside after seven seasons and several major trophies across his tenure. 

Klopp is adored by Anfield for his success at the club, having lifted the Premier League for the first time in 30 years, the club's sixth Champions League and a domestic cup double last season of the FA Cup and League Cup. But this season has started with a stutter.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool looks dejected after Crysencio Summerville (not pictured) of Leeds United scores their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United at Anfield on October 29, 2022 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United at the weekend – just a week after defeat against another relegation battler in Nottingham Forest (Image credit: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The Merseysiders have played 12 in the Premier League, winning just four and drawing four. At the weekend, the Reds suffered a first defeat in front of their own fans since before lockdown, Leeds triumphed 2-1 and Virgil van Dijk's 70-match unbeaten home run came to an end.

But despite the pressure mounting on Liverpool to qualify for next season's edition of the Champions League, Klopp is going nowhere, says his agent.

"I can assure that Jurgen Klopp has no intention of resigning from Liverpool," Marc Kosicke told Sky Germany (opens in new tab).

"The fact that problems could arise this season due to the past intensive season was taken into account by the club's owners before the start of the season.

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Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool's most successful manager in the Premier League era – and the longest-serving left in the Englsih top flight (Image credit: Getty Images)

"Jurgen enjoys the backing of the people in charge and is in regular contact with them. He loves the club, his team and the fans and is determined to continue and successfully complete the transition in Liverpool. He didn't extend his contract until 2026 for nothing."

Klopp is approaching 400 matches in charge and is contracted until 2026 (opens in new tab).

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Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Jude Bellingham, with a deal now potentially more likely after Bayern Munich ruled themselves out of signing the Borussia Dortmund and England star. It's also been reported that they're keeping tabs on Bayern and Germany hotshot Jamal Musiala.

In other transfer news, the Reds are said to be interested in an MLS wonderkid and a striker dubbed 'the next Erling Haaland'. Jurgen Klopp apparently wants eight players to renovate his squad, while Son Heung-min has been linked, too.

Former midfielder Graeme Souness has identified the Reds' weak area, too.

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