Jürgen Klopp, 56, is leaving Liverpool. He will remain in charge until the end of the season.
“Jurgen Klopp has informed the club that he wishes to leave the club at the end of the 2023-24 season,” Liverpool’s official website announced on Saturday.
“I can understand the shock for the fans when they first hear this news. I can explain clearly. I love this club, the city, the fans, the team and the staff, but I have made this decision because I am convinced it is the right one.”
“What can I say, the energy is gone. I don’t have any problems now. I’ve known for a long time that I would have to make an announcement at some point, but I’m completely fine now. But I know I can’t go on doing my job.”
Klopp added: “We will have time to say goodbye. Maybe in the last game at Anfield or in another competition. There is plenty of time to say goodbye.”
Klopp is a German coach who made a name for himself by revitalizing Dortmund. He led them to two Bundesliga titles and the Pokal Cup.
Since then, he has led Liverpool since August 2015. Along with winning the Premier League, he has also won two UEFA Champions League titles and one FA Cup. He led the Reds to their first Champions League title in 14 years and their first Premier League title in 30 years.
Liverpool’s influence has waned in recent years, but they’re back on track this season, leading the Premier League table. With four competitions under their belt this season, they are still in with a chance of winning a trophy.
He is known to be a very passionate coach who also has a tactical influence. He plays a style of soccer that uses intense pressing to cut off the opposition’s buildup. In recent years, he has continued to lead Liverpool with a variety of tactical skills.
With the news of Klopp’s departure, Liverpool will have to prepare for next season. They have the task of bringing in a new manager. “Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso could be a possible replacement for Klopp,” according to British publication The Sun.
The hottest team in European soccer this season is Bayer Leverkusen. Alonso is leading the charge. The only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen’s success has been driven by their excellent offensive organization. Alonso is an up-and-coming coach with the potential to attract interest from a number of clubs, and with Klopp’s departure, he’s likely to be approached by Liverpool.
“Robert De Jong, Jose Mourinho, and Unai Emery could also be in the running to succeed Klopp,” the report added.