Fri 26 January 2024:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp announced that he would leave his position as at the end of the season, stating “running out of energy”.
“I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment when you hear it for the first time,” Klopp said on Friday of his surprise resignation.
“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,” said the 56-year-old, who took charge at Liverpool in 2015.
“That I still take this decision probably shows you that I’m convinced it’s the one I have to take. It is that I’m – how can I say this? – that I’m running out of energy.”
Jürgen Klopp has announced his decision to step down as #LFC manager at the end of the season, having informed the club’s ownership of his wish to leave his position in the summer.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 26, 2024
Klopp, who led Liverpool into the final of the League Cup on Wednesday, informed the club’s hierarchy that he would end his eight and a half years at Anfield at the end of the current campaign.
Asked whether he was leaving for health reasons, Klopp said: “I am healthy as much as you can [be] at my age. Little bits and bobs, stuff like that, but nothing anybody has to be concerned about, so that’s absolutely fine.”
He also said that in an ideal world, he would have waited until the end of the season to announce his departure, but that it is not possible to “keep things like this secret”.
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