LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp suggests he could retire after spell as Liverpool manager

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he could end his managerial career at Liverpool, having spent similarly lengthy periods with two clubs in Germany.

The German was appointed as Anfield boss in October 2015 and signed a new six-year contract last summer.

The former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund manager told German magazine Sport1: “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. It is always quite easy for me to fully commit to what I am doing because they are often long-term projects.”

The 49-year-old does admit, however, that he is under pressure to bring silverware to Merseyside.

He 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.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp gives a thumbs-up as his side beat Everton 3-1 during the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have not won a league title since 1990 and last year finished eighth.

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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