English Premiership

Klopp to end career with Reds

2016-08-18 21:38
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp says he could end his career with Liverpool after admitting there are no other clubs he is currently interested in coaching.

The 49-year-old former Borussia Dortmund manager, who signed a six-year extension to his contract in July, keeping him at the club until 2022, is fast becoming a cult hero to Reds' supporters - not least for the way Liverpool took Arsenal apart in the 4-3 hammering on the opening day of the new season.

Speaking to German magazine Stern in an exclusive interview, Klopp explained that he could see himself staying at the club for a very long time.

"I asked myself, 'Where do I still want to work?' rather than 'What do I still want to win?' and couldn't think of many places," he said.

"Do I want another club in Germany? No. In England? No. In Asia, Russia or the United Arab Emirates? No, no, no. And then I thought that I am already at the right club and why should I worry about how long I am here for.

"If I am at the end of my career has managed only three clubs, then at least they were great clubs."

The sports science graduate also revealed he was curious as to why so much stock is put into a football manager's endless ramblings, while explaining he was enjoying life in England in general very much.

He said: "A football manager is listened to in a way that actually makes you wonder about the intelligence of the human race.

"I recently met a famous brain surgeon in New York and in his brain, when it comes to intelligence, there are definitely 80% more light bulbs alight than in mine. But what happens? He started to stutter because he is crazy about football and this person from LFC was suddenly standing in front of him.

He added: "The fantastic thing about the English is that they just accept you as you are, even me, in my little 'speech prison'. They often find out what I mean."

Up next for Klopp's Liverpool is a trip to Turf Moor to face newly-promoted Burnley, who lost 1-0 to Swansea in their league opener.

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