Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists nothing will convince him to change his shocking decision to quit at the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp shocked the football world on Friday by revealing he is leaving Liverpool at the end of the season because he’s ‘running out of energy’.
In his press conference on Friday, Klopp was asked whether he may change his decision to leave Liverpool like when Sir Alex Ferguson reversed his decision to retire in 2002.
“No! Alex Ferguson did that? I respect Alex a lot and I don’t know what drove him,” said the 56-year-old Klopp.
“I really thought a lot about it and because of our relationship – mine with the club – the situation is always clear.
He added: “I have to make the decision at one point. because nobody else will, because of the trust and respect we have for each other and the owners knew I would take the decision.
“I don’t want to hang around and do the job somehow, I thought it through properly.
“I want everything this season, but it wouldn’t change my mind. and if we don’t win anything it wouldn’t change my mind.
“It’s a decision I made independent of any kind of results.”
In 2022, Klopp extended his contract with Liverpool until 2026, but now admits he was wrong about his energy level.
“My managerial skills are based on energy and emotion and that takes all of you and needs all of you. I am who I am and where I am because of how I am, with all the good and bad things, and if I cannot do it any more, stop it,” he said.
“You have to be the best version of yourself, especially for a club like Liverpool. I cannot do it on three wheels, it is not allowed, and I have never wanted to be a passenger.
“It was not my idea (to quit prematurely) when I signed a new contract. I was 100 percent convinced we would go until 2026.
“I under-estimated or judged it wrong because I thought my energy level was endless because it always was – and now it is not. Then we have to change.”
Klopp: No other English club ever
Klopp insisted he would never manage another English club. He also ruled out returning to management for at least one year.
“Whatever will happen in the future I don’t know now. but no club, no country, for the next year, and no other English club ever,” he said.
“I can promise that, even if I have nothing to eat that will not happen.