Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp revealed his desire to retire at Liverpool – but accentuated that he must win trophies to avoid an “uncomfortable situation”.
The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will turn 50 in June and his present contract with Liverpool is set to expire in 2022, by which time the former Dortmund boss will be 55 years old.
And if the German manger sees his entire contract at Liverpool – his reign at Anfield will have spanned seven years – the exact same number of years he was in charge at Bundesliga clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp said: “I will not have been in charge of 10 different clubs once my managerial career is over.”
“There is a not insignificant chance I will have coached three clubs. I would say it is very unlikely I will become a club-hopper all of a sudden.”
“On the contrary, it is always quite easy for me to fully commit to what I am doing because they are often long-term projects.”
Klopp has previously accentuated his desire to retire before the age of 60, and now he is desperate to win trophies for Liverpool.
Last season he was too close but suffered defeats in the finals of both the EFL Cup and the Europa League.
Liverpool made an incredible start to their league campaign under Klopp this season but after a disappointing run of results in January they have now seen their title chances blow up in their face.
Klopp added: “If I fulfil my contract with Liverpool then there is a good chance I will have won something here.”
“I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything. People expect Liverpool to win trophies.”