Jurgen Klopp claims FSG’s decision to list Liverpool for sale has had ‘no impact’ on his future

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Jurgen Klopp has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool and insisted his future is not linked to any developments with Fenway Sports Group.

Liverpool’s manager spoke for the first time in public following FSG’s statement on Monday, after the Carabao Cup holders secured their place in the fourth round with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Derby.

Klopp said it had been a case of ‘business as usual’ behind the scenes and none of the developments had impacted on their preparations for the tie – nor did it change anything about the way he does his job.

The German signed a contract in April, which runs to June 2026, thanks in part to his close relationship with FSG president Mike Gordon, with whom he speaks several times a day. Klopp says FSG are looking for fresh investment but added a significant point about his own role.

‘No impact at all,’ said Klopp. ‘Pep (Lijnders) said pretty much everything in the press conference. We knew about it a bit longer, their thoughts, and I don’t 100 per cent understand why we all [say] it gets sold. What I read was they are looking for investors and that makes sense.

‘A good idea ,I like that. It didn’t distract the preparation at all. The players didn’t ask me but if they want to ask me I can tell them everything. For me it means nothing.

‘Whatever happens, I really like how we work together with our owners but if that would change I’m committed to the club obviously. As far as I know they are looking for investors and I thought that makes sense.’

When it was put to him that Chelsea, who were sold earlier this year after Roman Abramovich was sanctioned as a consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, went through a phase of turmoil when they were being sold to Todd Boehly, Klopp made clear the difference in situation.

‘First and foremost Chelsea got sold, that’s how I understand it,’ said Klopp. ‘They (FSG) are looking for investors. The situation is completely different: Chelsea had to get sold because their owner was in trouble. Let me sum it up like this: there was a bit of urgency in the situation.

‘We don’t have that here – not at all. For me is it important while the process – whatever it is – is happening we keep going and keep planning.

‘These type of things take time, I’m not an expert in this, but whatever happens – and if someone comes in or whatever – until then a lot of things can happen and in that time we have to keep going. Not only football-wise, in between as well and I will make sure that will be the case.’

Klopp added: ‘That is all. In the moment nothing happened, it is just news which we knew and no-one had a heart attack when we go the news and thought: ‘Oh my God, how can we carry on?’ It’s a decision and it’s fine.

‘We work really close together with FSG, it was a great relationship until now and it will not change Whatever happens we will see and we will deal with it.’

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