Liverpool achieved their first Premier League title after 1990 but Jurgen Klopp said he wasn’t different.
After delivering Liverpool’s long-awaited league title, Jurgen Klopp maintained that he was “still the normal”.
Taking the reins at Anfield in October 2015, Klopp called himself ‘the normal one’ and he claims that hadn’t changed.
“I am still the normal one. I. Am. Not. Special,” he told the.
“I have a few skills and, luckily, they are needed in football, which is something I really love, but that’s all. I am not special. I am not fishing for compliments.”
“I think I am a good guy, I think I am a nice guy. That sounds boring but it is the truth.”
Since taking over responsibility for Liverpool, Klopp has won the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup.
But the 53-year-old, having coached against Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson – who turns 73 next month – in June, has no intention to prolong his managerial career too long.
“I don’t see me doing that at that age. When I became a manager, I thought … ‘Right, now 25 power years start,” Klopp said.
“I was seven and a half years at Mainz, seven at Dortmund and in 2024 it will be 23 and a half.”
“I have no plans beyond that.”