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Klopp has no plans to manage when he's 60

By Eleanor Crooks

Published 01/10/2016

Sticking around: Jurgen Klopp
Sticking around: Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp could see himself ending his managerial career with Liverpool and expects that to be in the next decade.

The German celebrates a year in charge at Anfield next weekend and so far has proved to be a very popular figure.

His first season had its ups and downs but the Reds have made a flying start to the 2016-17 campaign and have been widely praised for their football.

Klopp (49) told Germany's RedaktionsNetwerk he cannot imagine still being a manager at 60 and, although he would be happy to end his career in England, he would then head back to his homeland.

He said: "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."

Liverpool will bid for a fifth consecutive win when they travel to struggling Swansea today.

The Reds have scored 14 goals in their past four games while Swansea have managed just a single Premier League victory this season.

That came in their opening match against Burnley, and manager Francesco Guidolin admitted he is braced for the sack if they fail to win on Saturday. But the Swans were unlucky to lose to Manchester City last weekend and Klopp feels they are a better team than their points tally suggests.

He said: "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.

"We will be prepared for this game and no one should be in doubt that we know about the quality of Swansea."

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