Championship-winning Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed when he is planning to leave Anfield in pursuit of a next chapter that very little is known about at this stage.
In so doing, the German renewed his commitment to the new Premier League holders, having landed in Merseyside in October 2015. What is known about his move at his eventual point of departure, is he plans to take a much-deserved sabbatical. In an interview with SWR Sport, Klopp confirmed that he will be leaving at the end of his current contract with the English club, which runs until 2024.
The 53-year-old has enjoyed an incomparable campaign and inspired arguably the best-ever in the club’s 128-year-long history; winning their first top-flight title in 30-years, a sixth Champions League trophy to go with the club’s first-ever FIFA Club World Cup. Hinting at another three seasons in Liverpool, the former Borussia Dortmund man, confirming his later plans added: “Definitely to live [in Germany] after my career. Most likely even to Mainz”.
But on forecasting life after a successful Liverpool career, admitted he would like to “do nothing for a year”. This would not be new to him as, he took one in between his resignation at Dortmund, and before taking over at Liverpool. Klopp signed his current Liverpool contract in December 2019 before stating, during an interview with Kicker Magazine:
I have absolute energy. But I have one problem. I can’t do ‘a little bit’. I can only do all or nothing … When I decide that I cannot do it any longer, then I will take a break for a year.”