Jurgen Klopp doubts whether or not he can match Arsene Wenger’s longevity throughout his time in control of Liverpool.
Klopp has loved seven-year spells in his two earlier teaching roles, at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, whereas Wenger took over at Arsenal in 1996.
Liverpool and Arsenal – who meet on the Emirates Stadium on Friday – face an almighty battle for Champions League qualification this season and Klopp accepted he can’t be certain of his long-term future at Anfield.
Klopp even instructed he might bow out if Liverpool have been to win main silverware throughout his time on the membership.
“Stay here 20 years? Don’t know, don’t know,” Klopp advised reporters on Thursday.
“Just a few weeks in the past I noticed a statistic for the longest-serving coaches within the Bundesliga and I’m the report coach of two golf equipment – Mainz and Dortmund.
“It will be fairly tough to change into the report coach at Liverpool. I don’t know. So long as it really works actually, very well.
“Meaning there have to be area for enchancment, as a result of even should you win one thing, which everybody right here is desperately ready for, it may very well be the second I say ‘OK, but now we have to leave it’.
“That’s the second no person thinks of doing it, going out on the prime.
“So far I think I have a very good feeling for these moments. In both situations, I think it was the right moment for both sides, for both parties, the clubs and me and my coaching staff. We will see. But I don’t feel I am close to that moment and everything is fine.”
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Wenger confronted sturdy criticism final season earlier than signing a brand new two-year deal after main Arsenal to his seventh FA Cup title on the membership.
And Klopp feels it could now not be attainable for a supervisor to match Wenger’s longevity, or that of the Frenchman’s long-time rival, Alex Ferguson, who had 26 trophy-laden years with Manchester United.
“If anyone thinks they can make a similar career like Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in clubs, I’m not sure it would be possible with the media of today,” Klopp added.
“I feel Arsene will get a variety of criticism. I’ve seen it since I’ve been in England, I’m conscious of it and for certain it’s not proper. It’s like ‘thank you for everything, but please make space now…’
“But he’s still there and he’s doing a brilliant job again. He’s still top five, six, fighting for fourth and being involved in different cup competitions and things like that. He’s obviously still very ambitious and as long as you feel that, and you feel the club gets the benefit of this, you can stay.”