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rumour denied Bookies stop taking bets on Jurgen Klopp leaving Liverpool but wild quit rumour is dismissed

Anfield sources have insisted Klopp has not asked to take time off following the death of his mother


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp becoming the next Premier League manager to leave his post after wild rumours emerged suggesting he was about to quit.

Klopp looked crestfallen as he admitted his side had no chance of retaining the Premier League title they won last season after a 3-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday.

It was Liverpool's fifth defeat in eight Premier League matches, with Klopp struggling to contain his despair after witnessing his team of champions collapse in alarming fashion.

Rumours that Klopp may be about to walk away from his job surfaced on Saturday evening, with bookies scrambling to close their books on the next manager to leave as the tale gathered momentum.

Klopp's despair has been exasperated by the grief he has been living through in recent weeks following the death of his mother Elisabeth last month, with the German unable to attend her funeral duo to Covid-19 flight restrictions currently in place between England and Germany.

However, Anfield insiders have insisted Klopp has not asked to take a sabbatical from the job and will be in charge for the Champions League tie against RB Leipzig in Budapest on Tuesday.

Klopp insisted last month that he is determined to get Liverpool back on track, as he insisted he was committed to the role.

"It’s a tough time for all of us," he told the club website. "Remember - it’s easy to believe when it’s going well - now we have to show character and I will make sure the team does that and it would be pleasing if our fan base could do this as well.

"If you didn’t see a really good football team that will win football games again, I don’t know exactly. That really hurts tonight, but we will go again.

"If you are only really united when we are winning, there is something wrong with you. We will go again. This is a tough moment in a tough season.

"We will go again and I will make sure of that."

Meanwhile, Liverpool fans showed their support for Klopp by putting up a banner in support of the club's manager at Anfield on Sunday.

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