Jurgen Klopp announces decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season

In news that has sent shockwaves around the world of football, Liverpool have announced that Jurgen Klopp will step down from his role as manager, along with several of his backroom staff.

The 56-year-old, who joined the club back in October of 2015, will continue in his role for the remainder of the 2023/24 before leaving this summer.

In addition to Klopp's shock departure, assistant managers Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, as well as elite development coach Vitor Matos will also step down from their roles.

In a statement posted on the club's official website, Klopp said: “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.

“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.”

Klopp has overseen one of the most successful periods in Liverpool's modern history, most notably winning the Champions League and Premier League, as well as several other major honours.

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