I can re­tire at Liver­pool – Klopp

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

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.”

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

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