Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced that he will step down from his role at the end of the season, stating that he is “running out of energy.”
Klopp was appointed as Liverpool’s manager in October 2015, and his contract was initially set to run until 2026.
During his time at Liverpool, Klopp achieved significant success, including winning the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and leading Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years in the 2019-2020 season.
“I told the club already in November,” said Klopp, who has announced his decision with his side top of the Premier League.
“I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it.
“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. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take.
“It is that I am, how can I say it, 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.
“After the years we had together and after all the time we spent together and after all the things we went through together, the respect grew for you, the love grew for you and the least I owe you is the truth – and that is the truth.”
Under Jurgen Klopp’s management, Liverpool has enjoyed a period of significant success, winning every major honor.
In 2019, Klopp guided Liverpool to their sixth European Cup by securing victory over Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid.
This achievement was followed by triumphs in the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The most significant accomplishment came in the subsequent season when Liverpool clinched the Premier League title, ending a 30-year wait.
In the 2021-22 season, Liverpool achieved a domestic cup double and narrowly missed out on a quadruple, finishing as runners-up in the Premier League to Manchester City on the final day and losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris.
Although they did not secure any major silverware last season, Liverpool is currently in contention for four trophies in the current term, having reached the Carabao Cup final after defeating Fulham.