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Klopp reveals his retirement plans amid Liverpool crisis



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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed he is already planning to retire after saying he will not manage the club until he is 70.

The German has enjoyed great success since taking charge of Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. During that time he won three league titles, the Champions League and many domestic and European titles.

Nevertheless, he is under pressure this season as Liverpool are currently enduring a miserable campaign under him. The 55-year-old Klopp, who has been a manager for more than 20 years, has hinted that he will not be able to handle the pressure of work for another 20 years.

Speaking to Mike Calvin’s Football People podcast, the Liverpool boss said: ‘After 22 years, I know when I can’t change anything anymore. I know it’s time, think about it. Sleep well, go home, drive home because you have 30 minutes, and it’s the last 30 minutes of the day to really think about work.

“The job is incredibly demanding, but it’s also wonderful. So when Roy Hodgson comes back to Crystal Palace, I ask, “Why are you coming out?” And he said, “I like it.”

“I can’t imagine a 70-year-old lying in a canoe in any weather and exercising for an hour or he for two. I can’t see it, but I know a little bit about where it came from. I hope other things are just as interesting, but I don’t mind if you don’t participate anymore. “

Klopp has confirmed he wants to retire for at least the next 15 years, but also revealed he’s already making plans for that time. He added: “Next year we will be grandparents for the first time in May and I can’t wait, but I am already out with my grandchildren for holidays and such. Of course, That’s the plan there. “Playing good games with family and friends and watching football is what I do for the rest of my life, so I know that. But if I don’t interfere anymore, it doesn’t matter to me. Absent”

It is not yet known when Klopp will stop playing, but he is likely to remain at Liverpool until at least the summer of 2026. The German signed a two-year contract extension at Anfield last year.
His previous contract was due to expire in the summer of 2024 and Klopp has finalized his contract and hinted he would leave before signing an extension.