Jurgen Klopp looks on track to lead Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years, but it has now been predicted that he could leave the Reds sooner than most would expect.
The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League winners are currently 40 league games unbeaten and have only drawn once in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign so far.
As a consequence, Klopp's men sit comfortably at the top of the table, 16 points ahead of defending champions Manchester City, who have played one game more.
Klopp recently extended his contract to June 2024, but he could leave the Reds in 2021 already, according to former Liverpool full-back Jason McAteer.
"No, it wouldn't surprise me, it wouldn't surprise me at all. I just think there's burnout," he said on a beIN SPORTS broadcast when asked if he thinks Klopp could walk away from the club next year.
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"The passion he puts into it, the effort he puts into it, it's all the time.
"I've been on tour with them before, he can't move.
"He can't go out the hotel, he's meeting potential partners, he's going to dinners, they're putting things on, it's constant.
"The partnership side of the club, when they come in and they want something, they want to get their name out there, who do they put on the front?
"Out of all the players, first it's (Mohamed) Salah, then it's Klopp.
"Before (Roberto) Firmino, before (Virgil) Van Dijk, before (Sadio) Mane, it's Klopp."
Klopp has won three titles with Liverpool so far, namely last season's Champions League trophy as well as the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019.
He could add three more pieces of silverware this season, with the Reds still in the chase for the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup titles.
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