Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has appeared to rule out the prospect of managing in Italy.

Klopp enjoyed huge success with Borussia Dortmund in Germany before his arrival at Anfield where he has worked wonders in the Premier League.

But he insists his only plans to head to Italy when he departs the Reds will be to go travelling rather than to manage in the country.

Asked about the prospect of managing in Serie A in the future, Klopp downplayed the idea and also claimed he would need at least a year to properly learn the language before it even became a consideration.

Jurgen Klopp has addressed the chances of him managing in Italy in the future

“I will not come to Italy, because I want to travel after my career,” Klopp told Radio Anch’io Sport (via Football Italia).

“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?”

Klopp will take his side back to the Wanda Metroplitano on Tuesday night

Whilst he does not have any immediate plans to manage in Italy, he did reveal that an Italian manager has inspired his work.

He named AC Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi as the man from whom he learnt the most and provided the base for Liverpool's dominance.

“The most important coach I learned from is Arrigo, after everything he did with his Milan,” Klopp added.

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“Those things have been implemented in our team and the base of everything I do is what Arrigo did.”

Klopp will lead his Liverpool side into the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

They will return to the scene of their Champions League triumph in June hoping for another win at the Wanda Metropolitano to move a step closer to the quarter-finals.