Jürgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup in 2019.
The Reds have become a main threat side in Europe’s elite club competition under the former Borussia Dortmund boss and in the last year, he has helped the Anfield side to become a genuine title contender.
Liverpool are yet to win the Premier League, narrowly losing out to Manchester City last season.
The German coach’s representative Marc Kosicke has given an interview to Spox and believes Pep Guardiola’s side are still the biggest threat.
“We have now seen what happened at Liverpool after the Champions League victory. As a result, the very great pressure, which he himself does not feel so much, but which is there from the outside, is gone for the time being,” Kosicke said.
“The UEFA Super Cup was also added. Liverpool itself is not only proud of the process that is going on, but also very happy that trophies are back in the closet. Therefore, winning the Premier League would still be a goal for Jürgen.
“As Jürgen said recently, our biggest problem in Liverpool is Manchester City.”
Klopp’s contract with the European champions runs out in 2022 and it’s widely known Liverpool would like a longer commitment.
Kosicke suggested the Merseyside weather could have an impact on the 52-year-old’s decision.
“Jürgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” he explained.
“We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.
“One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.”
“Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jürgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.
“During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.
“During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.”