In a surprising turn of events, Jurgen Klopp, the esteemed manager of Liverpool, has disclosed his decision to step down from his role at Anfield at the conclusion of the current season. The revelation came during a bombshell interview with the club’s media on Friday morning, where Klopp expressed his reasoning for the departure.
The German manager, who has been at the helm of Liverpool since October 2015, conveyed that he informed the club’s leadership about his plans several months ago. Klopp cited a diminishing energy level after nearly a decade in charge, stating that he no longer possesses the vitality required for the demanding role.
“I have to [say] I will leave the club at the end of the season,” Klopp stated in the interview. “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.”
Expressing his deep affection for the club, the city, and the supporters, Klopp emphasized that his decision is a result of careful consideration, acknowledging that he is running out of the energy required for the job. He revealed that he informed the club about his decision back in November.
Klopp, who took over from Brendan Rodgers, has enjoyed immense success during his tenure with Liverpool, clinching major trophies including the Champions League and the Premier League. The news of his departure comes despite the extension of his contract with the club in April 2022, a contract originally set to expire in 2026. The football world is now left in anticipation as Liverpool faces a significant managerial transition in the coming months.