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Jurgen Klopp’s response to rumors about his future during his Press conference Monday will have been music to the ears of Liverpool fans.
It was suggested that the Reds coach could walk away from the club after the loss at Leicester City on Saturday.
The 53-year-old, whose mother Elisabeth recently passed away, rejected the suggestion that he could resign.
“I don’t need a break,” he said before Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig.
“Look, the last thing I want to do is talk about private things at a press conference, but everyone knows, in private, that we have a hard time.
“That was not just more than three weeks, it was much longer and we always handled it as a family.
“I have worked in soccer for 30 years and as a coach for 20 years. I can divide things and turn them off. I don’t carry things around. If I am private, I am private; If I am in football and in my workplace, then I am here.
“Of course, we are influenced by the things that happen around us, but nobody has to worry about me. I may not look like this because the weather is not good, my beard is getting more and more gray.
“Yes, I don’t sleep much, but I am full of energy. The situation is challenging. I see it as an interesting challenge ”.
It’s fair to say that Klopp handled the rumors that he was considering resigning his role as Liverpool manager very well.
However, a portion of his comments also dismissed the idea that fans and the media should give him an easy ride due to his personal life circumstances.
As he himself admits, the German can “divide things and turn them off” and not “load things up”. On that basis, he should be asking “I’m sorry” to Israeli reporter Niv Dovrat.
Following Liverpool’s sad loss to Manchester City earlier this month, Klopp criticized Dovrat for not being prepared with his questions.
The reporter had done his homework and the Reds boss acted completely unprofessional. You should get an apology.