Liverpool buy Brendan Rodgers’ £3.75m house and allow Jurgen Klopp stay rent free

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Liverpool have paid £3.75 million to buy Brendan Rodgers’ house in Formby - and are allowing Jurgen Klopp to live there rent free.

Klopp has been renting the property from Rodgers since he replaced the Northern Irishman as Liverpool manager in October 2015.

And the Daily Mail report that four years on from receiving a £15 million pay-off following his sacking, Rodgers has received another windfall from the Reds.

The 46-year-old, currently doing a great job as Leicester City boss, put the seven-bedroom house up for sale last summer.

Liverpool’s decision to purchase it means Klopp will continue to stay there.

The Reds are allowing their German coach to live there rent free, although he will pay tax on its rental value.

Liverpool plan on keeping the property and offering it to any future managers.

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Earlier in the year, Rodgers admitted Klopp had been a “very, very good tenant”.

“I don’t think it’s a secret (that I’m his landlord),” the former Celtic manager told the Leicester Mercury. “It had been well documented.

“He has been a very, very good tenant.

"I don’t need to keep an eye on him. He always pays up on time. He’s very good.”

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One question Rodgers may have asked Klopp recently - aside from ‘do you have this month’s rent?’ - is just when his Liverpool side are going to slip up.

The Reds have been imperious so far this season, winning 11 out of their opening 12 Premier League matches and establishing an eight-point lead over Rodgers’ Leicester.

The chasing pack have had no answers to Liverpool’s excellence and for some of them, a top four finish will be as good as it gets this year.

The Merseyside club will be hoping that Klopp stays in his Formby house for a very long time after he helped turn them into a major force.

The 52-year-old delivered the Champions League last season and the Premier League could be next.

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