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Jurgen Klopp shuts down ‘dumb’ Liverpool claims after holding talks with Michael Edwards

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Jurgen Klopp claims he has told Liverpool’s deal maker Michael Edwards that he still intends to leave in the summer.

Klopp says he has spoken to Edwards about his return to Liverpool as owners Fenway Sports Group’s new CEO of Football. They discussed all aspects of the club and Klopp says he would be foolish if he changed his mind about going after everything he has said.

“We had a conversation,” said the Liverpool boss. “Michael and I have a really good relationship.

“It was always very good on a professional basis, a lot of good things happened in the time obviously we were here together. Michael decided to do something else and now he’s back, I’m really happy. I’ve said a few times that I want to see the club in the best possible place after I left, so everything we can do as long as I’m here, I will do. After that, other people have to do it.

“I think it’s a top solution, honestly, and our conversation was obviously great.

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“We spoke about a lot of things, about what I think about different things, players, stuff like this, situations in the club because I was here all the time when he wasn’t, what did change, what might have to change.

“It was a really good talk, and it’s top news for the club.”

Klopp says Edwards, who served Liverpool for 11 years as performance director and then sporting director, knew not to try and persuade him to stay because he had already made up his mind.

“No, because, and it’s very important in his job, he’s not dumb,” he said. “That’s not a subject to talk about.

“Can you imagine if I changed my mind now? Can you? Of course not. It would be like when I said I’d never ever move to another club in England and next year I signed for our neighbours or a club who needs a coach.

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“I don’t say these things without thinking about them before. It would mean I realise only now how great this club is when I’ve known about it all the time. For me, it’s the best club in the world and I’m still leaving anyway.

“That’s what I’ve been trying to explain. I just want this club to do as well as somehow possible, and I’m really sure that can happen if we create a good basis with the right people in charge and Michael is a top choice.”

Klopp believes he will leave Liverpool in a good place because of the silverware they will win this season, the young players coming through and the changes Edwards will make.

“Yeah, absolutely,” he said. “The club is in a really good place.

Of course, people will only measure that at the end of the season when they have a look at what we really achieved, but that’s not that important for the future, what we achieved this season is for now.

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