Jurgen Klopp shocks football world by revealing he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season as he is ‘running out of energy’ despite his side battling it out on all four fronts
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Jurgen Klopp has announced he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season – bringing the curtain down on nine years in English football.
The German boss revealed the news in an interview with the club’s website on Friday morning, saying he was ‘run out of energy’ after winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
“I will leave the club at the end of the season,” he said. “I can understand that it is a shock for many people at this moment when you hear it for the first time, but of course 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 fans, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But the fact that I’m still making this decision shows you that I’m convinced it’s the one I have to make.
‘It’s that I’m, how can I say it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, of course, I’ve known for a long time that I would have to announce it at some point, but I’m perfectly fine now. I know that I cannot do the work again and again and again and again.
Jurgen Klopp has shocked football by revealing he will step down as Liverpool boss at the end of the season
Klopp has turned Liverpool into a European powerhouse over the past decade, winning seven trophies – including the Champions League in 2019
The German claimed he was retiring because he had ‘run out of steam’ after an emotional and passion-fueled game at Anfield
‘After the years we’ve had together and after all the time we’ve spent together and after all the things we’ve been through together, the respect for you has grown, the love for you has grown and the least I owe you the truth – and it is the truth.’
Klopp’s assistants Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz will also leave in the summer – with the former looking to move into management.
Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool in 2015, tasked with revamping a struggling side that had come close to winning trophies but often fell short.
He had to be patient for his first piece of silverware – which came in 2019 when his side beat Tottenham in the Champions League final.
One year later, he led his side to their first Premier League title win in 30 years as they raced to victory by 99 points to see off bitter rivals Man City.
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