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Liverpool boss Klopp: I won't miss daily pressure

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he won't miss the daily pressure of the job.

Klopp will step down at the end of the season.

Ahead of tonight's derby at Everton, he said: "Around the derby is just pressure.

"The pressure is higher so why should the joy be higher? You win it, great, but why should I miss the pressure around it? This time, when you're really playing for something, that's the pressure. But when you are both not in a great moment, it's the one game you have to win, definitely. That kind of pressure - why would I miss that? It's not enjoyable.

"Everyone else can only watch it and think 'oh my God, it looks exciting'. But somebody has to make the decisions, somebody has to do this, somebody has to do that.

"So many people visit me always around the games and say 'we will not see that anymore or that anymore' and I just want to tell you - I work all the time while you just come here and watch the games. I'm constantly in it, even when the game is over I can't switch off. It's not great to be in this situation all the time.

"Maybe other people enjoy that more than me. But that's something I definitely will not miss."

He continued: "I will never be able to watch a Merseyside derby without any kind of (emotion).

"I feel exactly the same as everybody else around these games, but as long as I'm involved, I have to be calm. But if I am just watching it, then I will feel a different kind of emotion, definitely. I want Liverpool to win all of them, definitely. That means it's important. I know so many people where the game means everything to them.

"I don't know when I can start enjoying watching football, we will see that. I might give it a try at the Euros!"

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