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Liverpool boss Klopp insists 7 year stay doesn't have to repeat

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists his current deal doesn't have to be the last with the club.

The German coach's current contract runs until 2022 – seven years after he took over the Anfield hot-seat.

That was also the length of his tenure at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, but Klopp dismissed the idea that it's mapped out that he will only stay at Liverpool for the same period.

“The only thing with the seven years is it is pure coincidence," Klopp said.

“When they offered me a contract I did not say: 'Yeah, that will take me to seven.' It looks like a big master plan!

“A lot of people reminded me that when I first came here I signed a three-year contract and I said in four years if we're sat here we probably would have won something. It didn't happen yet.

“Look, both sides – the club and myself – have a wonderful commitment that we really try everything to make the club as successful as possible.

“How long it will take, I have no clue. The position we are now in I am really happy with."

Klopp, who ended up having a five-month sabbatical before answering Liverpool's call to take over from Brendan Rodgers, believes a parting of the ways benefited both the Bundesliga club and himself.

“I felt relief at the time," Klopp said.

“For me, it was the right decision. The gamble in terms of other clubs, I didn't really think about it.

“Over the years I always had offers from different clubs. I wanted to be out for a year. That is a long time in football. You cannot think maybe they do this or that, I didn't think about it.

“We still have good contact. It was the right decision for Dortmund as well and for me 100%."

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