After deciding to leave his position as Liverpool manager at the end of the season, Jurgen Klopp explained in his own words and gave his reasons for stepping down: he has been in charge at Anfield since October 2015 and has revived the team with great success.
He has made his mark on Liverpool’s history, not only with his results, but also with the special love he has received from the supporters. Few commanders in the world can match him.
Rafa Benitez, who once led Liverpool to the Champions League title at Anfield, praised the German coach’s character and skills, saying that he had insider knowledge of Klopp’s departure.
“I have an advantage which is that I have people in Liverpool and also people at the club, so more or less I know how it has happened,”
“I only have positive words about Klopp because he is my friend and I have a good relationship with him.”
“He has done and is doing an enormous job. Everything I can say about Klopp and Liverpool is positive.”
“I know something else from inside, and it has more merit than being there.”
“He goes and speaks up, giving the club time to re-organise which, from another perspective, is also very German because they do notify in advance so it’s not a shock,”
“Let’s hope Liverpool will do well for now and when another coach comes too. I hope the best for the club.”