Jurgen Klopp will step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season. He announced this on Friday in a video message to fans.
“I understand that this could be a surprise,” said the 56-year-old Klopp. “But it’s understandable. I’m running out of energy. I have absolutely no problems now, but I just know I can’t keep doing this. That’s the hard truth I have to share with you after all the years.”
Klopp has been head coach at Anfield since October 2015 and won the Champions League with the club in 2019. He also became national champion with ‘The Reds’ a year later. He still had a contract until the summer of 2026.
In addition to Klopp, his assistant Pepijn Lijnders will also leave the club of Dutch internationals Ryan Gravenberch, Cody Gakpo and Virgil van Dijk in the summer. The Dutchman, who was a trainer for NEC in the past, wants to focus on his own career in the coaching profession.
Klopp finally gave Liverpool the league title again
Under Klopp’s leadership, Liverpool rejoined the national top. The club ruled England in the 1970s and 1980s, but was dry for many years. In 2020, Klopp won the first national title since 1990 with the nineteen-time champion.
He also turned Liverpool into the European superpower that it should be based on the trophy cabinet. The club won the Champions League in 2019 at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur. Three years later, Liverpool reached the final again, but lost to Real Madrid.
It is still unknown who will take over from Klopp after this season. The German previously worked at FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund. This season, Liverpool is still in the race for the national title, Champions League, FA Cup and the League Cup.
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