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Klopp Cites Social Media As The Reason He Won't Be At Liverpool In 20 Years

Klopp Cites Social Media As The Reason He Won't Be At Liverpool In 20 Years
By Eoin Lyons
Jurgen Klopp has settled in very well in Liverpool and indeed the Premier League since his arrival midway through the 2015/16 season. The jovial German is now nearing the end of his third season at the club and sat down with BBC presenter Gabby Logan to speak about his time with the Reds.
Logan asked the former Dortmund manager whether he would follow in the footsteps of the likes of Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger in remaining at Anfield for a prolonged period of time, but Klopp was steadfast in his refusal:
No, no, no. No way, no chance, no chance. I respect Arsene and Sir Alex a lot, I love what they did for football. But the game changed a lot especially these kind of things change a lot. I think the first 15 years from these two guys were a holiday in comparison with what they had in the last 15 years of their job, because this social media thing, I'm not on social media, I don't read it, but it has influence from all sides, I don't really understand. I am 50, I feel young in all things of life, but I'm too old for this.
It's interesting to note his suspicion surrounding the online world, but with every player hooked up to the matrix that is social media, it's understandable to think that with the changing behaviours of players that a manager may only be capable of managing within a certain time frame. Managers like Alex Ferguson have commented that players have become much more sensitive in the modern game, and the perils of social media are well evidenced everyday with questionable posts, constant apologies and general trouble making.
The 50-year-old was pressed further by Logan before unequivocally ruling out the possibility of managing the club in his 70s. Klopp amusingly commented that Logan shouldn't "draw this dark picture for all the Liverpool fans" that they will have to put up with him for the next 20 years, but with the progress that the club has made since he joined the Reds in 2015, there would be a sizeable chunk of supporters that would love to have the German build a legacy at Anfield.

The full interview with Klopp will air on the Premier League show tonight at 10pm on BBC Two.

 

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