Klopp: I won’t be a club hopper; Liverpool could be ‘last job’

Date published: Tuesday 18th April 2017 3:52

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he would be happy retiring from coaching after his time at Anfield comes to end.

The likeable German moved to Liverpool in October 2015 after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and has not looked back since.

Just over 18 months on the former Dortmund boss is close to sealing Liverpool’s return to the Champions League, despite a campaign which has seen him lose many of his top stars to injury at different stages of the season.

The 49-year-old, who turns 50 in June, has stated that he prefers to work for club’s that have long-term goals and that Mainz, Dortmund and the Reds may eventually be the only clubs that he manages.

“I will not have been in charge of 10 different clubs once my managerial career is over,” he told German magazine Sport1.

“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 five years remaining on his Anfield contract and is confident that silverware will arrive under his charge.

“If I fulfill my contract with Liverpool, then there is a good chance I will have won something here,” he added.

“I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything. People expect Liverpool to win trophies.”

The Reds were also unable to maintain a sustained title challenge this year, although they remain in contention for a Champions League place.

Klopp believes everyone at the club is pulling in the right direction in an attempt to end the drought.

He said: “We can’t have any doubts, but rather work on making it one day. If you are convinced that the right folks work on it, then you can also believe in it. I believe that this joint effort makes it significantly more likely.”

Klopp could be joined in the Premier League next season by his friend and former Dortmund assistant David Wagner, who has led a strong push for promotion at Championship side Huddersfield.

The Terriers are on course for a play-off place having been 18th when Wagner took charge in 2015.

Klopp said: “The second league in England is incredibly difficult, with 24 teams plus relegation at the end. It’s absolutely crazy, how many games, but it’s not a big deal (for him). He is the one of the hottest trainers in England.”

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