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Liverpool: Pundit believes Jurgen Klopp could take break from football amid takeover talk

Liverpool: Pundit believes Jurgen Klopp could take break from football amid takeover talk - Liverpool News

Pundit and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe believes that Liverpool’s uncertainty off the pitch may see Jurgen Klopp walk away and take a break from football.

The Lowdown: Takeover talk continues

Since the back end of last year, Liverpool have been up for sale, although it remains to be seen whether FSG will sanction a complete sale of the club or just look for partial investment from elsewhere.

That uncertainty will be doing nobody any favours either on or off the pitch, which may well be impacting Liverpool’s performances this season, as some may not know where their futures will lie in the near future.

It had been claimed previously that American groups may well be interested in investing in Liverpool, although that may not be welcomed given the fractious relationship between Liverpool fans and their current American owners in light of the European Super League fiasco.

The Latest: Klopp’s future uncertain

If FSG fail to get a takeover secured soon, the idea of spending big money in the summer arguably becomes rather farcical, as they would essentially be throwing money away for new owners to enjoy the potential benefits of. This lack of cohesion behind the scenes may be what leads to Klopp to consider what his own future looks like in the short term, as Mustoe highlighted on The 2 Robbies podcast.

He said: “He needs three or four players. So for that level, that’s a lot of money. I don’t think that Fenway Sports Group would have the appetite to spend £200m to rebuild the team when they’re trying to sell it.

“And if that’s the case, if Jurgen Klopp gets a sense that’s going to happen, would he continue to struggle on with Liverpool and try to make better of what they’ve already got, maybe bring in one or two players?

“Or,  as has happened before, he’s wanted a break from the game, I think it’s his eighth season now with Liverpool, seven years at Dortmund, seven years at Mainz – the same kind of time period.

“Could he say, ‘listen, if you’re not going to go [in terms of transfers] again, I’m not going to go again’?

The Verdict: FSG must continue to back Klopp

Despite the ongoing murmurings around Liverpool’s potential takeover and how FSG are looking to sell the club, they must still act like responsible owners, or they could lose one of their top assets in Klopp.

If Klopp heads into the summer window and – once again – isn’t handed at least one new central midfielder, he may well think the owners are having a laugh and not taking him seriously anymore – and decide it’s time to leave.

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The value of Liverpool and the likelihood of significant investment would surely drop by a decent amount if Klopp was to leave, as he would surely be part of the attraction to would-be investors. The German is one of the best managers around given how he’s competed with Manchester City for several years and also brought about domestic and European success at Anfield.

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