Jurgen Klopp believes few other managers would do a better job than the one he has done in his time as Liverpool boss.
This week marked two years since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers, and although he played down the occasion he defended his record since arriving at Anfield.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager, whose side are seven points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City and take on second-placed Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday, said: “It was not a big party. It’s not my job to do this.
“It’s a wonderful time, I enjoy each second, it’s fantastic. It’s a difficult job, yes.
“Are we where we could be? Not sure. Did we do really well last year? Yes. Good or better this year? Yes, but we didn’t get the results. Does that mean I should stop? No.
“If I would come in today as a new manager and this would be the situation, everybody would give us time and that would be perfect.
“Unfortunately, if they sack me now I don’t think there are a lot of managers that would do the job better.
“I don’t think I’m perfect, but it’s quite difficult to find better options on this. I still think that as long as 98 percent of Liverpudlians think we are on the right way, we will succeed.”
Although Liverpool have yet to win a trophy under Klopp, they have reached the finals of both the Capital One Cup and the Europa League and achieved only their second top-four finish in the past eight seasons.
He said: “The good old times where one team dominates the league for 20 years will not come back.
“Our job is to work in this moment and fight with all we have for each point. That’s what we are doing.
“I’m not overly happy. That’s why I said it wasn’t a big party. When somebody called me to congratulate me on two years at Liverpool, I didn’t immediately open a bottle of Champagne.
“It’s just because I feel we’re in the middle of everything. There’s still a long way to go. I’m calm and cool with all the things we have still to do.
“I know we have to work — but I knew that from the beginning, so it’s no problem for me.”