Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has said that he could have gone to Bayern Munich but chose to stay at Liverpool. The manager extended his contract in April and is expected to stay till 2026.
Jurgen Klopp directs his troops. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Liverpool are up against Chelsea in the FA Cup Final
- Liverpool are still in the race for a quadruple
- Chelsea will be eyeing to avenge their Carabao Cup loss
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed on Saturday, 14 May, that he could have gone to Bayern Munich if he had decided to leave Liverpool. Ahead of their crucial clash against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, the German said that he surely would have won more trophies at Bayern, but for him that is not the most important bit about football. 2022 is Jurgen Klopp’s seventh year at Liverpool. The 54-year-old extended his contract in April, which is scheduled to keep him at the club till 2026.
“Which club should I go to, to have a different situation? I could have gone to Bayern a few times, I could have won more titles in my life, pretty sure I would say – I didn’t do it.”
“I had a contract here… and that’s completely fine. The world is not full of winners, the world is full of triers hopefully. And I try and sometimes I win with some other people together. I am happy with that.”
Liverpool are aiming to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2006, having lost to Chelsea in their last final appearance a decade ago. They team has already won the Carabao Cup and are still in the running for the historical quadruple. While it will be difficult for Liverpool to win the Premier League, but with good fortune they might just be able to win all the three remaining titles – the PL, Champions League and the FA Cup.
“It would mean the world to us, that’s the truth,” said Klopp, who signed a new contract last month that will keep him at the club until 2026.
The German added that they were desperate for FA Cup success but they would savour a remarkable season even if they lose.
“If we are only happy when we are winning in the end, whenever your race finishes, what life would that be?” he said. “When I say ‘Enjoy the journey’, I mean it. Enjoy the journey because there have been so many great moments already.”