Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp has revealed that Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi has inspired his work but insisted he will have to learn Italian before considering a move to Serie A.
The German tactician won the Champions League with the Reds last season and this year they are currently 25 points above Manchester City at second, on their way to end a 30-year wait for the Premier League title.
Klopp would not have a lack of possible suitors should he decide to call it a day on Merseyside, but he declines the possibility of a move to Italy, at least for now.
“I will not come to Italy, because I want to travel after my career,” Klopp told Radio Anch’io Sport. “A good glass of wine, I will have fun with Arrigo [Sacchi]. Either with [Carlo] Ancelotti or with [Maurizio] Sarri.
“I love your country, the weather, the fantastic food. But to do my job, I will need to know the language and my Italian is not very good.
“I would need time, maybe a year to learn Italian and then I could think about it, but who knows. On holiday I will certainly come, but to work, who knows?”
He pointed out that he takes inspiration from the former European champion Sacchi when he sets up his own teams.
“The most important coach I learned from is Arrigo, after everything he did with his Milan,” Klopp added. “Those things have been implemented in our team and the base of everything I do is what Arrigo did.”
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