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Jogen Klopp has confirmed that he will not renew his contract with Liverpool.

The Reds boss took over from Bren­dan Rodgers in 2015 and over­saw an era of superb soc­cer at Anfield.

He led the club to a sixth Euro­pean tri­umph in 2019 by beat­ing Tot­ten­ham in the Cham­pi­ons League final in Madrid.

And the fol­low­ing sea­son, he secured Liv­er­pool’s first league title in 30 years.

In addi­tion to those two high­lights, Klopp also won the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup and, most recent­ly, the Carabao Cup with a penal­ty shootout vic­to­ry over Chelsea last weekend.

But the Ger­man wants to leave Mersey­side on his own terms and thinks — at the moment — that 2024 is the right time to leave.

He said, “When I talk about a plan, I mean for the future of the club. My future will be OK. I don’t have to plan. I could book at the last minute — let’s put it that way. It’s not a problem.

“The things we do, they’ve been doing for a long, long time. So many things we’ve tried to improve over the years.

“At first, a lot of peo­ple thought I was from Ger­many and we would do what the Ger­mans do, but that’s not the case.

“I had almost 20 years of work­ing in Ger­many but I nev­er thought, ‘Oh my God! We’re per­fect, we should bring all this to oth­er countries!’

“No, just doing the right things, employ­ing the right peo­ple in the right positions.

“It does­n’t mean you win the title. It means you have the right peo­ple for the right job. That’s what we’re try­ing to do and these peo­ple — a lot of them here right now — will be good.

“It will be fine when it’s after I leave. The plan is 2024, thank you very much.”

Klopp went on to explain that his lev­el of desire will deter­mine whether he con­tin­ues beyond that.

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