After leading Liverpool for nine years, manager Jurgen Klopp announced his departure at the end of the season, taking over in October 2015 and reviving the club after a string of shaky performances, leading them to a fierce title duel with Manchester City in the Premier League.
In the 2018/19 season, they reached the top of the Champions League after defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the final. The opposing team at that time was led by Mauricio Pochettino, who is now in charge of Chelsea.
He would be dismissed from the club the following season, and he shared his memories of the German coach stepping down as Liverpool manager, saying that Jurgen Klopp was the one who sent him the earliest message at the right time.
“I was in shock,”
“I saw the news. It’s really sad. When we were sacked from Tottenham, the first message I received was from him. I haven’t sent him a message but I will thank him on Wednesday.”
“We will miss him, but we should accept. If his wishes are to rest and go away, we need to accept. Sad news. Yes, a great character, great man, great coach. English football is going to miss him and Liverpool of course.”