'Stay 20 Years?' Jurgen Klopp Reveals Thoughts On When He'll Leave Liverpool

Klopp is in his third season at Liverpool and, despite reaching the Europa League and League Cup final, he is yet to win a trophy at the club.

On Friday (December 22), his team travels to north London to face Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, the longest-serving current manager in the Premier League with 21 years.

"Even if you win something, which everyone here is desperately waiting for, it could be the moment I say 'OK, but now we have to leave it'," Klopp said, as quoted by The Daily Telegraph.

Klopp's 16 years in management have been split up between three different clubs: Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. He was at both German clubs for seven years each and is in his third year at Anfield, and Klopp suspects the seven-year itch will happen again at Liverpool.

"Stay here 20 years? I don't know," he said. "So far, after seven years [at a club] I've felt maybe I should move on.

"I don't feel I am close to that moment and everything is fine. But it would be quite difficult to become the record coach at Liverpool.

"If anyone thinks they can make a similar career like [Sir] Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in clubs, I'm not sure it would be possible."

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Jurgen Klopp at the Vitality Stadium, Liverpool, December 17. Klopp has suggested he won't stay at Liverpool past seven years. Catherine Ivill/Getty

Liverpool are currently fourth in the Premier League table, with Friday's visit to the Emirates Stadium a key moment for the team as defeat would see Arsenal overtake them.

But Klopp's team goes into the game on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run, and the German is yet to lose at the Emirates. His only trip so far saw Liverpool win in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 thriller in the opening game of last season.

Klopp's record against Wenger and Arsenal is also impressive, as he is yet to lose as Liverpool manager, winning three times and drawing just once. The four games he has been involved in so far have produced 21 goals, with Liverpool winning 4-0 at Anfield in August.