Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp shocked the soccer world on Friday by announcing that he’ll leave the club at the end of the season.
Klopp detailed the decision, which he shared with club officials in November, in a video posted on social media. He expressed his love for Liverpool while explaining that he is “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,” Klopp said.
Klopp also added that he will take at least one year break from managing while also promising he will never coach in the Premier League again.
Klopp considered leaving Liverpool before but ended up extending his contract until 2026. Liverpool fans took that as a sign that the German manager isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, which makes this recent development particularly shocking.
Liverpool is currently enjoying an outstanding campaign after a disappointing 2022-23 campaign. The club is currently sitting at the top of the Premier League standings with five points more than reigning champions Manchester City. The Reds are also through to the Round of 16 in the Europa League, are set to play in the finals of the Carabao Cup, and remain in the hunt for the FA Cup.
Since joining Liverpool in 2015, Klopp has won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Club World Cup. He also reached the UCL finals two more times.