Jurgen Klopp has made it clear to pundits and supporters that he has zero intention of leaving Liverpool amidst the team’s poor form this season.
Some journalist have alluded to the fact that Klopp is now in his seventh year as the Liverpool boss and the pattern that Klopp has followed in his pre-Liverpool career. The German spent seven years and Mainz and seven years at Borussia Dortmund before moving on.
Klopp said, “I understand when people say ‘oh seven years there (Mainz), seven years there (Dortmund), but that has nothing to do with it.”
“This situation is totally different for different reasons. At Mainz it was a career step as well, at Dortmund I was really exhausted in that moment.”
A defiant Klopp continued.
“But I am neither nor, in this moment. Neither (career) nor exhausted. I am completely here, and I have too much responsibility (to leave) – and I want it. And I want to sort it again.”
“Yes, it is a difficult time, I don’t enjoy it. But if people believe in me, then we have to go through this together because then when we come out we will have great times again.”
“If we could show in this difficult time at this club – especially here because it is so special, because we believe in everything – then we will get through this.”
Klopp not only wants to continue his legacy at Anfield, but he also believes he is the only person to lead a rebuild of the squad next summer.
“I am completely here, I am completely in this, 100 percent committed. Maybe the difficult times are a bit too long already, maybe for me as well, but I knew it would be a difficult season (after last year’s quadruple chase).”
Klopp feels a responsibility towards the club as they attempt to recover from their stark decline after the incredible heights achieved last season.
“If we win I feel like I was part of it but if we lose I feel 100 percent responsible. I was always like this in my life, so you can imagine how big the responsibility is at the moment, and how I feel now.”
“And we will do absolutely everything to get through this and prepare the very positive future again.”
“I am really emotional after we lost the game, but apart from that I am completely clear and can do the job I always did. And I am experienced enough to know we can get through this.”