Jurgen Klopp to Step Down as Liverpool Manager at End of Season

Jurgen Klopp has sent shockwaves through the football world by announcing his departure from Liverpool at the end of this season.

The German boss has won six trophies during his seven-year stint at Anfield, including the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title in 2020.

Klopp, 56, cites “feeling drained” as the reason for his decision to leave.

“This is a great club with great people and I’ve been happy here,” he said in a statement. “But I know deep down that now is the right time for me to move on.

“I don’t have the same energy I used to. I can’t give this club what it deserves.

“This wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s the right one for me, for my family, and for the club.”

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group say they are saddened by Klopp’s decision but respect it.

“Jurgen Klopp is one of the greatest managers in Liverpool’s history,” they said in a statement. “He has brought immense success to this club and we will miss him dearly.

“But we understand his decision and wish him all the best for the future.”

Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015, and led the team to the Europa League final in his first season.

He lifted the Champions League trophy in 2019 after a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final.

The following year, he guided Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years.

Klopp has also won the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, and the Community Shield during his time with Liverpool.

He previously managed Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 in Germany.

It is still unclear who will replace Klopp as Liverpool manager.

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