Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday announced that he will step down from his role at the end of the season.
According to the 56-year-old German, the lack of energy is the reason for his decision.
Since taking over as Liverpool boss in 2015, he has transformed the Reds into a dominant force in English and European football, winning the Premier League title in 2020 and the Champions League in 2019.
However, on Friday he announced that this will be his last season in charge.
Klopp plans to take a hiatus from management and said he will not take charge of any club or country for at least a year. He also said he will never coach another club in England apart from Liverpool.
In a video shared by Liverpool he was quoted saying, “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.”
“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.”
“If you ask me now if I will ever manage again, I would say no. But you don’t know obviously as I’ve never had this situation.
“But I do know definitely I will never manage a different club in England than Liverpool.
“It is impossible. I will find something else to do. But I will not manage a club or country for at least a year.”
In a heartfelt statement, Klopp said he owed Liverpool fans an explanation for why he is leaving now. He said it was a tough decision but also felt “relief” when he made it, saying it’s the right time for him to try a “normal life” and see if he misses management.