JÜRGEN Klopp has admitted he may finish his managerial career at Liverpool as he can’t see himself managing at the age of 60.
The German is approaching a year since he joined The Reds and signed a new six year deal at the start of the season which would see him at Anfield until the age of 55.
But Klopp admits that he can’t see himself still managing at 60, whether or not that means he will retire at Anfield remains to be seen of course.
He told Germany’s RedaktionsNetwerk: “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’.
“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.”
The Reds travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend to face a Swansea side who have picked up just one league win this campaign, but Klopp has insisted they will be no pushovers.
“This season we have time to analyse all the opponents properly and they play much better than four points look like.
“It’s a good football-playing side with a clear plan, with different options in their style of play, good defending. If you want, it’s a typical Premier League problem.
“You analyse an opponent and you think, ‘Okay, that’s quite strong’. They were unlucky in this situation, lucky in this situation for the opponent. We will be prepared for this game and no one should be in doubt that we know about the quality of Swansea.”
Liverpool’s most recent trip to South Wales ended in a 3-1 defeat, after Klopp had fielded a weakened side with one eye on their Europa League semi-final second leg at home to Villarreal.
He added: “We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12pm 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.”