Jurgen Klopp is stalling on signing a new contract at Liverpool because the weather annoys him.
That’s according to his agent Marc Kosicke, who says the German will consider his options in 2022 and determine whether climate change has brought about more sunshine in the UK.
Klopp has previously made it clear he intends to honour his contract at Liverpool, like he has done at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
But the German has also hinted he could retire in 2022 or take a break from football, despite Liverpool wanting to tie him down for as long as possible.
His agent recently spoke out about Klopp and reiterated Liverpool’s desire to extend his deal, but explained the weather could de a deciding factor for the German.
“We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.
“One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.
“Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.
“During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.
“During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.”