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Klopp jokes that he might retire in 2022

Jurgen Klopp has joked he could retire from football altogether once his Liverpool contract expires in 2022.

The popular manager guided Liverpool to Champions League glory last season and owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to extend his current deal past its current expiry in three years time.

The 52-year-old has revealed he will honour his current Anfield contract, but has so far publicly failed to commit his future to the club for any longer.

Klopp previously spent seven years at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool are fearful Klopp could call time on his Reds career after he reaches seven years again in 2022.

The German has revealed he is happy at the club but has refused to rule out any options in the future, admitting he could even consider the possibility of retirement at the end of his current deal.

“I hope to continue like this, but in two, three years I don’t know what may happen,” Klopp said in an interview in Germany having been named coach of the year.

“Maybe I’ll retire! It doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen, however, but if that were the case, you wouldn’t be surprised.”

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