Jurgen Klopp wants seven years at Liverpool, says long-term is only way he can work

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The Reds manager admitted that he has his eyes on building a dynasty at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told reporters ahead of tomorrow night's Europa League final, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, that he has his eyes set on being at the club for at least the next six years.

The German has enjoyed a successful first seven months at the Merseyside club after replacing the sacked Brendan Rodgers in October, guiding the club to two major finals and losing just two of his final 13 league fixtures since early February.

Klopp has built a reputation in Germany of moulding teams into his own image over a long period of time, having spent seven years at both his former club as a player, Mainz, and at Dortmund, leading both clubs to their own respective unprecedented successes.

Ahead of tomorrow night's clash with Sevilla, which could see Klopp become the first Liverpool manager in over a decade to win a trophy in his first season at the club, the 48-year-old admitted that he would like the opportunity to work in a similar way at Anfield.

When asked by reporters what he saw for himself at Liverpool, the Echo quotes Klopp as replying: "Seven years in Liverpool, hopefully! If they hope I stay longer, I’m not sure. For me it is the only way I can work to be honest.

"I feel pressure about developing players, but I have never felt doubt around me in a club. That makes me free for decisions, and to give my team and myself the time to develop together.

"What can I say? My former clubs always wanted to extend my contract! That’s how it was. Everything is ok. Maybe I will be a long time at Liverpool. Everything is ok in the moment, and we want to use the momentum."

That aspiration is likely to be music to the ears of Liverpool supporters regardless of whether the popular German boss can cement hero status by masterminding victory in Basel tomorrow night.

After the apathetic and occasionally undignified latter days of Rodgers' reign, the Reds finally have a manager with whom they have a genuine emotional connection, and it appears to be working wonders at Anfield.

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