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Klopp Announces Leaving Liverpool at End of Season

Fri 26 Jan 2024 | 05:27 PM
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On Friday, Jurgen Klopp shocked Liverpool fans around the world after announcing his exit from Liverpool at the end of this season.

Klopp has been the coach of the club since 2015 his contract was supposed to end by 2026 but, he decided to leave the club two years earlier. 

Liverpool highlighted that the replacement of Klopp has not been determined yet, but some media outlets consider Xabi Alonso to be the closest person to the position.

Klopp revealed that he told the administration of the Premier League side regarding his decision in November, expressed: "I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it."

“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take.

“It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I knew it already for longer that I will have to announce it at one point, but I am absolutely fine now. I know that I cannot do the job again and again and again and again.

“After the years we had together and after all the time we spent together and after all the things we went through together, the respect grew for you, the love grew for you and the least I owe you is the truth – and that is the truth.”

Klopp also addressed the reports about his health which could lead to his departure, saying: “I am OK. I am healthy, as much as you can be at my age. I told the club already in November. I have to explain a little bit that maybe the job I do people see from the outside, I’m on the touchline and in training sessions and stuff like this, but the majority of all the things happen around these kind of things.

“That means a season starts and you plan pretty much the next season already. When we sat there together talking about potential signings, the next summer camp and can we go wherever, the thought came up: ‘I am not sure I am here then any more,’ and I was surprised myself by that. I obviously start thinking about it."