Jürgen Klopp to Exit as Liverpool Coach After Eight Years

January 26, 2024
Jürgen Klopp

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Manager of the English top-flight football side, Liverpool Football Club, Mr Jurgen Klopp, will step down at the end of the season after eight years in charge.

The German, who has delivered a Champions League and the club’s first league title in 30 years, said on Friday that he has “run out of energy” and would leave once the 2023/2024 season ends.

Mr Klopp said he told the Liverpool management about his decision in November 2023.

“I told the club already in November. I have to explain a little bit that maybe the job I do people see from the outside, I’m on the touchline and in training sessions and stuff like this, but the majority of all the things happen around these kinds of things. That means a season starts and you plan pretty much the next season already.

“When we sat there together talking about potential signings, the next summer camp and can we go wherever the thought came up, ‘I am not sure I am here then anymore’ and I was surprised myself by that. I obviously start thinking about it.

“It didn’t start [then], but of course last season was kind of a super-difficult season and there were moments when at other clubs probably the decision would have been, ‘Come on, thank you very much for everything but probably we should split here, or end it here.’ That didn’t happen here.

“For me, it was super, super, super-important that I could help to bring this team back onto the rails. It was all I was thinking about. When I realised pretty early that happened, it was a really good team with massive potential and a super age group, super characters and all that, then I could start thinking about myself again and that was the outcome. It is not what I want to [do], it is just what I think is 100 per cent right,” he said.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach is the third longest-serving coach at the moment in England and has been managing the Merseyside club for the last 8 years, 106 days. Only Accrington Stanley’s John Coleman and Harrogate Town’s Simon Weaver have been in post for longer.

Liverpool will be looking to win another premier league title to catch up to Manchester United’s 20 and it will face Chelsea in the EFL Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on February 25.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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