Jürgen Klopp to step down as Liverpool coach

After eight and a half years in charge, Premier League team Liverpool has announced that Jürgen Klopp would leave his position as head coach at the end of the current campaign.

Since taking over the “Reds” in 2015, the German manager has led the team to six major championships, including the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title the following year—the first in thirty years.

“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,” he told the club’s official website, revealing that he made his decision back in November.

“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.”

Before joining Liverpool, Klopp was the German manager of Borussia Dortmund, where he won the German Cup and two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. He had guided Mainz 05 to promotion to the Bundesliga prior to it.

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