Reds Boss Suggests He Could Leave
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he might retire when his contract at Anfield expires in 2022.
The German coach won his first major trophy at Anfield when the side lifted the Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in May.
But speaking to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Klopp suggested he could step aside at the end of his current deal.
“I hope to continue like this, but in two, three years I don’t know what can happen. Maybe I’ll retire,” he said.
But he immediately began to back-track.
“It won’t necessarily happen; however, if that were the case, you wouldn’t be surprised . ”
Klopp was speaking on the sidelines of the Sport Bild Awards in Germany where he picked up the Coach Of The Year award for winning the Champions League with Liverpool. He was asked about the forthcoming Bundesliga campaign and suggested that while it might be a tight contest Bayern Munich’s signing of Philippe Coutinho could give them the edge.
“I hope it can be a balanced tournament and the title goes to Dortmund , otherwise it becomes boring,” he said.
“Bayern are very strong, but the Borussia is built well and will give them a hard time.
But speaking on the signing of Coutinho he added:
“He is a player of absolute depth. I had him at Liverpool and I would never have sold him if I hadn’t been forced to. The offer was indispensable and we – strange though it seems – could not afford to hold on to him.”