Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Monday that he expects to take a break from coaching once his time with the European champions comes to an end.
Klopp, who joined Liverpool in 2015 and is under contract until 2022, led the club to the Champions League title last season and finished second in the Premier League, one point behind Manchester City.
Asked by Germany’s Kicker magazine if he would take a break after his tenure at Liverpool is up, Klopp said: “It looks like it. Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?
“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [if he wants to continue at all].
“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem: I can’t to ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.’
“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”
Sources told ESPN FC in June that Klopp could take a year’s sabbatical at the end of his Liverpool contract in 2022.
Before taking over at Liverpool Klopp enjoyed a successful time at Borussia Dortmund, where he won two league titles and a DFB Pokal trophy, also reaching the Champions League final in 2013.
Liverpool, who have not won a league title since 1990, are top of the Premier League after three games, with maximum points putting them two ahead of title rivals City.