Jurgen Klopp FAVOURITE to be the next Premier League manager to go due to Liverpool’s involvement as a founder member of the Super League
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is the new favourite to be the next Premier League manager to go after his side’s involvement as Super League founder.
Klopp has long opposed the idea of Super League when the project was mooted in years gone by and underlined that stance when he faced the cameras on Monday night for Liverpool’s game against Leeds.
He has been priced at 7/4 to go next at BetVictor, placing him ahead of Newcastle boss Steve Bruce.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is the new favourite to be the next Premier League manager to go
Klopp looked visibly uncomfortable with balancing his own well-known views on the prospect of a Super League with the move by Liverpool’s owners to bring the competition to life.
He told Sky Sports: ‘My opinions didn’t change. I heard first time about it yesterday and when you try and prepare for a very difficult game like Leeds United and then so far we got some information, not a lot to be honest – most of the things you can read.
‘It’s a tough one people are not happy with that, I can understand that but I can’t say a lot about it to be honest. We were not involved in any processes, me nor the players we didn’t know about it. We’ll have to wait and see how it develops.’
In his post-match press conference, Klopp added: ‘I will try to help and sort it somehow.
He was asked by beIN SPORTS if he sees himself coaching Liverpool in the Super League.
‘I didn’t think about that yet,’ he said. ‘My job is coaching a football team and I don’t run away when there are problems, I never did that. I don’t know what happens in the future but will I run away because things don’t go my way? That didn’t happen and will never happen.
‘I feel responsible for this club, to be honest. I feel responsible for the team and if it would that I go, then I’m already out.’
The bookies slashing the odds on Klopp’s departure comes as The Athletic report that the German is ‘furious’ at the situation Fenway Sports Group have put him in and the lack of communication between the boardroom and manager’s office before the proposals were made public.
Liverpool’s stand-in captain against Leeds, James Milner, added on Monday night: ‘There are a lot of questions. I can only say my personal opinion, I don’t like it and I hope it doesn’t happen.’