1. Why is this the right time for Klopp to leave?
After his journey with Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp confirmed his farewell to the Anfield team after the 2023/2024 season. The German captain emphasized that this is a completely personal decision, not influenced by outside factors.
“I’m running out of energy. Right now, I’m completely fine. However, I know that I cannot do the same job over and over again. My energy source is not endless,” Klopp shared.
The German strategist experienced an emotional and glorious time throughout his journey leading Liverpool. Perhaps Klopp knew his journey with Liverpool had come to an end.
2. Why did Klopp leave when Liverpool was flourishing?
In the 2022/2023 season, Liverpool’s performance declined, falling to 8th place in the Premier League rankings at the end of April. Things became brighter when The Kop stars played sublimated at the end of the season, thereby winning the ticket. participate in the Europa League.
Klopp revealed that this was also the time he thought about his future story at Liverpool. This season, the Anfield home team ‘transformed’.
After 21 rounds this season, Klopp and his team took 1st place on the Premier League rankings, 5 points ahead of defending champion Man City. Pillars like Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk combine with rookies Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Endo Wataru, and Ryan Gravenberch to form Liverpool 2.0.
“My position will change. A lot of other things remain the same. The future is very bright,” Klopp said. The German strategist has built and cultivated a good foundation for the long-term future of the Merseyside team.
3. Why did Klopp confirm his farewell to Liverpool in the middle of the season?
Sir Alex Ferguson announced his departure from Man United after winning the Premier League championship in 2013. The Red Devils appeared confused when finding a replacement for Sir Alex. That is clearly a bad sign preparing for the new season.
The above example shows why Klopp soon announced his decision to leave Liverpool. The former Dortmund coach wants The Kop to have enough time to choose potential, suitable, and qualified candidates to help the home team have perfect preparations for the 2024/2025 season. Klopp’s decision brings long-term benefits to Liverpool.
4. Who will be in the hot seat to replace Klopp?
A series of candidates were named by the foggy press. Xabi Alonso becomes the most likely face at present. The former Spanish midfielder is not a strange face to Liverpool fans as he spent time playing for The Kop (2004 – 2009).
At the age of 42, Alonso is one of the most talented young coaches in European football. Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen is leading the Bundesliga rankings, two points ahead of defending champion Bayern Munich.
“According to the sources I have, Xabi Alonso is the candidate Liverpool is considering. At this time, there have not been any official negotiations. Therefore, it is too early to confirm that Xabi Alonso is the next coach. According to Liverpool, he is definitely the leading candidate,” journalist Fabrizio Romano shared.
5. What does Klopp’s future look like?
The 56-year-old man confirmed that he would leave coaching for about a year after leaving Liverpool. Klopp’s name certainly has great appeal to both clubs and the national team.
Barcelona, AS Roma, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich are promising clubs for the German strategist. At the national team level, England and Germany will help Klopp discover new challenges and titles that he has never had in his coaching career.
Mr. Nguyen | 21:35 January 31, 2024