Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has cast doubt over his long-term future at the club in the midst of a battle for the Premier League title with Manchester City.
The Reds went back and forth with City last year in the race to be crowned champions but it was the Blues who emerged victorious, pipping their rivals to top spot by just one point on the final day of the season.
Klopp has made a perfect start to the new campaign with wins against Norwich, Southampton and Arsenal while City also got back to winning ways against Bournemouth, but trail their rivals by two points in the standings following the draw against Spurs.
The German is contracted at Anfield until 2022 and indicated that he may take a break from the game when his deal expires, similar to the sabbatical that Pep Guardiola took after leaving Barcelona.
When questioned whether he could take some time off when his deal is up, Klopp said to Kicker : “It looks like it. Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?
“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [over my career].
“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem; I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing’.
“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”