Jurgen Klopp could take a year's sabbatical at the end of his Liverpool contract in 2022 and while the club's owners are hopeful he will commit to an extension, they are minded not to put pressure on him, sources have told ESPN FC.
The 51-year-old, who celebrated his first trophy as Liverpool manager with a 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham last Saturday, has repeatedly stated his desire to take a break from the "very intense" demands of management when his contract expires.
It is a matter he has considered with his family, and he has mentioned a 12-month rest period would be his preference in the past.
While owners Fenway Sports Group want Klopp to remain on Merseyside beyond the next three years of his contract, they would not want to put him in the position of turning down a new offer.
Improved terms would therefore only be drafted if the German requested it and he has not yet provided any indication as to whether he has changed his mind on having time out after 2022.
Given the strong relationship between Klopp and FSG president Mike Gordon, who stayed at the manager's house on Sunday evening after the team's victory parade, there would not be any formal discussions or a lengthy process if he did decide to extend his commitment.