Klopp to leave the Kop - Liverpool manager to depart Anfield at season end
- Jurgen Klopp will leave Anfield at the end of the 2023/24 season.
- Klopp’s contract lasts until 2026 but he has asked for an early release.
- Liverpool have won 199 Premier League games under Klopp, along with 74 draws.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. (credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Klopp has "no regrets"
The 56-year-old Jurgen Klopp confirmed in a press conference on Friday that he truly believes that his decision to leave Anfield at the end of the season is the correct one, adding that he has “no regrets” about his decision.
Klopp confirmed that he will not manage any other English teams in future, but stressed that in part his decision was based on "running out of energy".
“I am… running out of energy. I have no problem now… I am absolutely fine now. But I know that I cannot do the job again and again and again and again,” Klopp revealed on Friday. “I don't want to be a passenger. My manager skills is based on energy and relationships.
"I can promise that, even if I have nothing to eat that will not happen,” added Klopp regarding the question of him managing another English team.
Challenging season in 2022/23
Klopp admitted that the past season had been extremely challenging at Anfield, with the side not winning any silverware and ending in fifth place in the Premier League. The summer spent rebuilding his squad had also been draining for the German, and this had taken its toll on his energy levels which, he added, are "not endless".
"I wish for the future this club the very, very, very best," said Klopp, who will leave the Reds as the only Liverpool manager to win the league title, European Cup/Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
Speaking on behalf of the club, Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan said "it's hard to put into words how significant it is. When he joined us he talked about leaving the club in a better place than where he found it. And if you look at that then there's no doubt he's done that.”
Klopp by the numbers
Klopp has an astonishing win percentage of 60.7% across all competitions, which is the highest for any Liverpool manager with 50-plus games in charge at Anfield.
Liverpool have played 466 matches under Klopp, winning 283 and drawing 105 matches, while picking up 972 goals and conceding 469.
His sides have amassed 671 Premier League points from 199 wins and 74 draws, and they jointly hold the record (along with Pep Guardiola’s Man City) for the longest winning run in the history of the Premier League, both sides having won 18 consecutive Premier League matches.
Klopp’s side is also second-placed in the list of longest run of unbeaten Premier League matches, with the Reds going unbeaten in 44 consecutive games from January 2019 to February 2020.
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