Date: 26th January 2024 at 11:03am
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will leave the Merseyside club at the end of the current season, it has been announced. 

The Reds posted a video on Friday which featured Klopp announcing the news, before paying tribute to the club’s fans.

Klopp took charge of Liverpool in April 2015 and has since transformed the Reds, re-establishing Liverpool as one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football.

“”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,” he said.

“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.”

The German has managed a total of 464 matches with his current side across all competitions, enjoying huge success both domestically and in Europe.

Klopp will depart Liverpool at the end of the current season

After succeeding Brendan Rodgers in 2015, Klopp’s side enjoyed a couple of seasons of steady progression before the German lifted his first trophy with the club, winning the Champions League in 2019.

The following year, having challenged Manchester City the previous year, Klopp guided the Reds to a first ever Premier League title.

Liverpool’s famous front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane became synonymous with the German’s tenure at Anfield, with the trio spearheading Liverpool’s success in recent years.

In total the former Borussia Dortmund boss has won seven trophies during his time in England, including an FA Cup and Carabao Cup double during the 2021/22 campaign.

The German could add at least one more trophy to his cabinet this term, with the Reds currently top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool hold a five-point advantage over the Citizens at the top of the table, and face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final next month.

With the Reds also still in both the FA Cup and the Europa League, Klopp could complete a remarkable quadruple of trophy wins during his final season in charge of Liverpool.

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