Today, Jurgen Klopp has made the shocking announcement that he will be resigning from his role as the first-team manager at Liverpool.
This news has hit fans like a tonne of bricks as for a long time, there hasn’t been a manager who ahs had as much of an effect on the club as Jurgen Klopp has had.
The German has been in charge of Liverpool since 2015 after he once again left his post as the manager of Borussia Dortmund.
His departure comes as quite a shock because the 56-year-old recently signed a contract to extend his stay with the club until 2026.
Throughout his tenure with the Reds, Klopp has managed to win everything that was possibly available to him.
Even managing to bring an end to the Anfield club’s 30 year wait to win the Premier League title.
Klopp has arguably been one of the most peripheral figures in the history of Liverpool, managing to unify fans with both his style of play and passion for the club.
Without the German at the helm, the Reds would be playing nowhere near as well as what they have done.
Klopp’s tactical choices this season have even helped Liverpool forge their way to the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool’s start to the 2023/24 season has been arguably one of their best in recent memory.
Having lost only one game in England’s top flight this season, winning the title could be the perfect way for Klopp’s tenure to end.
Why Jurgen Klopp has chosen to leave Liverpool
In the announcement, Klopp outlined some of the reasons why he has chosen to make this decision now.
“I am running out of energy,” he said.
“I am a normal guy, I just don’t live a normal life for too long now. I don’t want to wait until I am too old for having a normal life.
“I need to at least give it a try to see how it is. “It is the right moment for me and it is the right moment for the club.”
“I’m not happy with it, I just know it’s right.
As aforementioned, Liverpool are currently on course to win multiple pieces of silverware this season.
If Klopp can manage to pull off the unthinkable and win both the Premier League and Europa League, it would be the perfect way for him to sign off.
His status as a Liverpool legend will forever be cemented in the history of club.