The circle is closed. Jürgen Klopp has shaken the city of Liverpool after news broke of his departure from the club at the end of the season. To calm things down and leave a less bitter taste among ‘Reds’ fans, he addressed them at a press conference. He has clarified everything and left no doubts in the air.
First of all, the German coach wanted to leave Liverpool and those who love this club in the best possible place, with special affection for its fans: “I really hope you can accept the decision. We need all the support for the rest of the games. He asked for unity until the end of the season with the aim of meeting the remaining objectives, which are still many.
“I didn’t think about it on purpose, it just happened.. Then I started thinking and that was the moment I knew that this club, especially with the team we have, needs a coach of the highest level. I realized that I would rather give it my all this season and take a break.. “I think it’s the best thing I could do, I’m convinced.”
Regarding his emotions at this moment, Klopp confessed “the relief when I made the decision”. “I’m not as excited as when the last day ends. The players’ reaction was very good, they know that I don’t say things like that and run away. I spoke with them as a group and with some individually. “I have had many conversations in recent days with many tears, it is normal after so long.”he confessed.
I THOUGHT TO CONTINUE
Klopp, however, confessed that when he signed his last contract he was sure that his relationship with Liverpool would not end sooner. “I was 100% convinced that I would go until 2026. I miscalculated my energy level and we have to change. I am convinced that it is the best time to make such a decision. “, she said.
Beyond this curious turn, the coach has reiterated his commitment to the club until the season ends and his time at Liverpool is definitively over: “I know I can’t do this job well in the future, but I can do it now. The best memories are yet to come. You have to be the best version of yourself for a club like Liverpool, and I can’t do it on three wheels. I never wanted to be a burden. “I am who I am because of who I am, with the good and the bad,” she explained.
DOES NOT THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE
Much has been said and will continue to be said about Jürgen Klopp’s next step after his nine years at Liverpool. The Champions League and Premier League champion coach, however, does not think about a future on the bench away from Anfield. What’s more, he has stated on more than one occasion that he will never coach an English club again. His love for Liverpool is forever.
“What happens in the future I don’t know now. No team or selection in the next year, no English club, I can promise that. Even if I don’t have anything to eat, that won’t happen.”, he confessed. He would rather starve than ‘betray’ his values. Klopp also explained that the decision to leave was his own and that it was not the responsibility of the club’s owners. “It would be very easy to just blame the owners. I was happy with every second, no, but it was good. It has nothing to do with them.”
Regarding the rumor mill surrounding the possible replacement in his position, Klopp was more sincere than ever. A recital. “The last thing I need is advice from the departing old man and I won’t do that at all.”. Whoever enters must have the opportunity to play football well to continue believing in difficult moments. There is a beautiful future ahead,” he stated.
Billy Hogan, Liverpool chief executive, accompanied Jürgen during the press conference and answered questions regarding the future project. “I wouldn’t like to set expectations because this is a process we have to go through. I cannot commit to a timetable, this will happen in the background and we will do everything we can to make the right decision for the football club.he explained.