Jurgen Klopp Strongly Suggests Liverpool Is His Last Job in Latest Press Conference

Jurgen Klopp Strongly Suggests Liverpool Is His Last Job in Latest Press Conference

Rene Otinga
updated at April 10, 2024 at 1:28 PM
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  • Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the 2023/24 campaign
  • The German has been in charge of the Reds since 2015
  • He recently suggested Liverpool could be his the last job of his managerial career

It could be the end of Jurgen Klopp as we know him.

The Liverpool boss recently gave a strong hint about what the future held for him, months after announcing he would leave Liverpool at the end of the current campaign.

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Klopp manager of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 quarter-final first leg training and press conference at on April 10, 2024 in Liverpool, England. Photo by John Powell.
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As the world is still reeling in shock from Klopp’s initial announcement, Liverpool fans are hoping their club can accord their beloved gaffer a befitting farewell by winning some silverware.

Despite exiting the FA Cup thanks to Manchester United, Liverpool are still in contention to win a treble, which would include a Europa League.

They sit behind Arsenal in the Premier League standings on goal difference alone, and the Reds have already lifted one trophy this season; the Carabao Cup.

Klopp’s next assignment is a tricky Europa League quarter final clash against Atalanta and ahead of the game, the German gave some insight into his future after leaving Liverpool.

What Klopp said

The Liverpool-Atalanta game has an interesting subplot as it involves two managers who have been with their clubs for more than seven years.

Like Klopp, Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is beloved among fans at the club, having led the club to its highest league finishes as well as Champions League qualification between 2019 and 2021.

While speaking on his opposite number, Klopp said, per BBC:

"I think you have to leave the club in a better state than when you arrived and we have tried to do that in our culture, an understanding, a mentality inside the club. It is independent of the manager or the head coach, it is just how you deal with stuff.”
"What you leave is a better culture and I am pretty sure that's what he has done too. It is a great club, they had a difficult situation in Covid but it is great to see that we are going to play there now in front of a full crowd and a full stadium.

The Liverpool boss then weighed in on his future with a statement that will worry fans of his style of play.

"In this moment, I don't plan a further career as a manager. Maybe ask me again in a year, but not in this moment."

Klopp’s managerial career

Klopp has only managed three teams in his entire managerial career, starting off at Mainz 05 in 2001.

In 2008, he took charge of Borussia Dortmund, helping the club win their seventh league title and breaking Bayern’s dominance in the process.

Arguably his best spell as a manager came when he joined Liverpool in 2015.

After a slow start, he helped the Merseysiders regain their formidable reputation in European football, winning the Premier League, Champions League and achieving international success as well, according to Transfermarkt.

Things about Ruben Amorim

Sports Brief also reported on Ruben Amorim, the manager tipped to replace Klopp.

Amorim threw a spanner in the works recently by admitting he did not know whether he would stay with the Portuguese giants beyond the 2023/24 season.

Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda, who has been at the centre of updates regarding the Amorim situation, claims Liverpool want to reach a full agreement with the 39-year-old this week.

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