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I can retire at Liverpool - Klopp

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM

German coach Jurgen Klopp says it is possible that he will end his career at Liverpool after celebrating a year in charge at the Merseyside club.

After an inconsistent season last year, Klopp, in his first full season in charge at Liverpool, has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, with many onlookers tipping the Reds to challenge for the title.

"I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don't know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, 'thanks, it was a pleasure,' Klopp told German media.

The 49-year-old further noted that he intends to end his coaching career within a decade.

"It's very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund, and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs."

Liverpool have been largely impressive this year and were today scheduled to play Swansea in search of a fifth straight win.

The coach is also looking to make the most of their lack of European commitments this season.

"We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12 p.m. on the Sunday, and that was really hard for us. We didn't perform really well so deserved the defeat.

"This time we want to deserve something else. We have absolutely no excuses. We have time to recover, we have time to train, we have time to analyse and we have to use it."

 

Klopp at 'The Kop'

 

Appointed on October 8, 2015

First game in charge - October 17, 2015

Matches in charge - 60

Goals scored - 71 (most in EPL)

Record - 29 wins/18 draws/13 losses

Points per game - 1.75