Roy Evans is thrilled to see the Merseyside giants back on the trophy path and says they can wait a bit longer for the Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp will not be leaving Liverpool any time soon, says Roy Evans, with there no reason for the German to think about severing ties with “the best club team in the world”.
The Reds moved to tie their highly-rated coach to a new deal in December, with fresh terms taking him through to 2024.
Klopp has hinted that he will step away when that settlement comes to a close, with the intention being to achieve all that he can by the time he reaches nearly 9 years of service at Anfield.
Evans believes a prolonged contract will be honored, with Liverpool back on top of the domestic scene in England having already claimed European and global crowns in 2019.
The former Reds boss told the Daily Mail of Klopp: “Everyone will attempt and knock us off our perch now.
“That comes with being the best. That’s fine. Jurgen will be ready.
“But, yeah, winning the first one gives you self belief and faith that you can do it. If we can win the Premier League this time, who knows the place it can take us?
“Jurgen is crucial to it of course however I can see no cause why he would leave. While we are playing like this, why would he even think about it?”
Evans, who played for and coached Liverpool in the past, added: “You want to be a top club and Jurgen Klopp has taken us back to being the first-rate club team in the world.
“This 12 months they have been extraordinary in terms of results and style. It’s been nearly perfect at times.”
Liverpool’s ‘heavy metal football’ beneath Klopp has carried them to Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup honors.
They are additionally within touching distance of the Premier League title, with Evans happy for the Reds to wait for that crown as the coronavirus pandemic forces competitive activity into an indefinite lockdown.
He added: “They are right to stop the season and it can’t resume till it is safe. This is only football, after all.
“But I hope we get the title eventually, somehow. I hope we get the games played. After waiting for 30 years we can wait another few months if we have to.
“I have to say that if somebody had told me that day in 1990 that we weren’t going to win the league once more for three decades I would have said, ‘Yeah, OK mate. See you next season’. To not win the league for that long? No, I wouldn’t have believed it.”