Jurgen Klopp to leave Liverpool at end of season
Jurgen Klopp says he is leaving Liverpool at the end of the season because he is “running out of energy”.
Klopp, who has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup since arriving at Anfield in 2015, made the stunning announcement on Friday morning in an emotional video released by the club.
Speaking during a press conference, he said, “I’ve been doing this for 24 years. You invest everything you have. I did that and it was never a problem.
“I will not manage a club or a country at least for a year, that’s not possible, I cannot do that and I don’t want to
“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’s contract runs until 2026 and the belief was that he would walk away after his current deal expired. Instead, two years earlier than planned, he’s decided he no longer has the energy to keep going beyond May.
It will be the end of an era as Liverpool wave goodbye to one of the most inspirational figures in the club’s history.