As noted by the Daily Mail and tweeted by @AnfieldWatch, the German has been renting the property from Rodgers since taking over at Anfield in 2015, with the current Leicester manager putting it up for sale during the summer.
BREAKING: Liverpool have paid Brendan Rodgers £3.75m to buy the house on Merseyside that he has been renting to Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool are believed to be allowing Klopp to live rent free in the house, although he will pay tax on its rental value.https://t.co/YP6oIWFkO9
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 15, 2019
The Daily Mail added that Liverpool intend to keep the property as a residence for future managers and will allow Klopp to live rent-free in the accommodation, although he will be required to pay tax on its rental value.
Four years on from his departure as the Reds’ manager, and the £15m pay-off which ensued (as per Daily Mail), this represents the latest transfer of funds from Liverpool to Rodgers.
These Liverpool fans reacted with excitement to the news of the club’s property investment, interpreting it as a sign that Klopp could stay at the club beyond the expiry of his current deal:
— Kunle Ayeni 🇳🇬 (@ayenis68) November 16, 2019
— RLiverpul (@RLiverpulR) November 15, 2019
Doing everything to try to get him to sign a new deal and I rate it
— Jack (@LFCHarryWilson) November 15, 2019
Klopp to stay past 2022 confirmed
— Sinan O. (@L4fckop) November 16, 2019
Just shows how much we are wanting him to sign this contract
— Andy 🌹96🌹 (@Astute1892) November 15, 2019
Doing everything in power to make him sign a new deal 😂😂😂
— Sub (@Subindra99) November 16, 2019
Edwards trying to sign klopp.
— Jay (@jayisdaman) November 16, 2019
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