Taking a year off from work is something many dream of doing, and for Jurgen Klopp, this is something the German manager has discussed taking in the past about but only once he leaves Liverpool.
There was a ‘genuine concern’ Jurgen Klopp could have taken a sabbatical in 2022.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 17, 2020
The former Borussia Dortmund boss revealed to The Guardian in the summer of 2019 that he will plan to take a sabbatical once he moves on from Anfield, although this might not be for a while yet with Klopp penning a new deal last December that keeps him at the club until 2024.
The Champions League-winning manager is unlikely to go anywhere soon with Liverpool on the cusp of their first league title win in 30 years, yet some Reds supporters on social media have been discussing who could replace Klopp once he leaves the club… whenever that day will be.
Here’s what a few Liverpool fans had to say on Twitter about who could replace the key club man…
Only one choice Julian N.
— AL48 (@AL48C) March 17, 2020
Steven Gerrard anyday 😎
— Bradley omar (@adjeiyeboahtheo) March 17, 2020
Gerrard if (with all due respect) he’s proven himself at a bigger club than Rangers, otherwise Nagelsmann, possibly Jesse Marsch as an outlier. I love Pep Lijnders, but his one stint as a manager was short and did not end well. pic.twitter.com/Lxowr2fGWU
— Chandler ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@YNWARed91) March 17, 2020
Nagelsmann is the best young manager in the game. Bright future ahead
— Omari (@OJsound) March 17, 2020
Pep Linders he bought in consistency, look wat happened, he came in and we started playing total football… as opposed to the other idiot, where scored 5 concede 4!!!
— Meeee (@DevinderBhangra) March 17, 2020
Will go back in time to change that process for another Jurgen Klopp😹😹
— Mr Marfo (@Papa_Yaw_Gyamfi) March 17, 2020
It seems hard to picture a Liverpool side not being managed by Klopp these days, but the day will come eventually and the Reds will need to have a solid replacement in line to avoid slumping back down the league table like they did in the early-2010s.