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Jurgen Klopp says he will be happy to retire at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has found an instant connect with the club

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that will be happy to retire Merseyside the age of 60, however, he doesn't see himself being a manager at that age. The 49-year-old German has been in charge of the Merseyside club for a year and has been a popular figure in the Premier League.

Klopp took over Liverpool from Brendan Rodgers last October and has made a big impact since then. The former Borussia Dortmund manager had an inconsistent first season in England but has made a flying start to the 2016-17 season by winning six of their first eight games.

The former Mainz manager and player told German media RedaktionsNetwerk that he cannot imagine himself still being a manager at the age of 60. However, the man of heavy metal football said that he would be happy to end his managerial career in England and then return to his home country.

"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", Klopp said in his interview with RedaktionsNetwerk.

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It has to be very much noted that Jurgen Klopp's interview with the German media has come just after rumours of him succeeding Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich appeared on the internet and newspapers. Former Chelsea player Tony Cascarino had poured water over these rumours by saying that the news is only a rumour and now this interview will act as further proof that the German is happy at Liverpool.

Klopp's summer transfers have worked out very well for Liverpool this season. The Reds, who have scored a total of 16 goals in the Premier League this season, now have won four games in a row and will be looking to continue their streak. 

The five-time European Champions are currently placed fifth on the Premier League table behind Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Arsenal. However, Jurgen Klopp's men are only one point behind Tottenham Hotspurs, who are second on the table.

Liverpool, who will be facing Swansea away on Saturday, will be hoping to beat them and add pressure on the teams who are above them on the points table.

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