Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp could cancel a planned sabbatical and return to the manager’s chair next season should a European giant be interested in his services.

The headline in several newspapers is that Jürgen Klopp “will return to management next season” if Barcelona are serious about the flirtation they have been conducting towards the German manager for several years.

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A few weeks ago, the German stunned the football world by announcing that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, saying he was running out of energy. – He explained: “It’s that I, how can I say it, run out of energy. I don’t have a problem now, obviously, I already knew for a long time that I have to announce it at some point, but I’m absolutely fine now. I know I can’t do the job again and again and again and again.”

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Klopp, who has won the Champions League and Premier League in his nine years at Liverpool, admitted he planned to take a break, adding that he would never manage another team in England.

He said: “If you ask me, ‘do you ever want to work as a manager again?’ I would say now, no, but obviously I don’t know how it will feel because I’ve never had the situation. –

“What I know for sure – I will never manage another club in England other than Liverpool, 100 per cent. It’s not possible.”

Gerard Romero reports (via Anything Liverpool) that there is only one club that wants to see Klopp return to the manager’s chair immediately next season – Barcelona.

The La Liga giants are the only club that can convince Klopp not to take a year-long holiday.

He added that after holding talks with Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Klopp is very keen on the vacant managerial position at Barcelona. Current Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez also announced in January that he would step down at the end of the season.

Xavi said the job has taken its toll and the time has come for him to go back for his mental health.

“At Barcelona you always feel like you’re not valued, you’re mistreated – that’s how the club works,” he said.

“From a mental health level, it’s also tough. I’m a positive guy, but the battery levels keep running low – and at some point you realize there’s no point in staying.”

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