Liverpool fans mourn 'nightmare' as Jurgen Klopp confirms he's leaving Anfield at the end of the season

Liverpool fans mourn 'nightmare' as Jurgen Klopp confirms he's leaving Anfield at the end of the season

WATCH NOW: Reaction as Jurgen Klopp announces Liverpool exit

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/01/2024

- 11:16

Updated: 26/01/2024

- 11:45

The 56-year-old has sent shockwaves around the footballing world with his decision

Liverpool fans have expressed their sorrow on social media after Jurgen Klopp confirmed he would be leaving the club.

The German has been in charge of the Reds ever since replacing Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

Liverpool have become a force under Klopp, winning prestigious trophies such as the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his spell.

They're currently top of the Premier League table, five points clear of Manchester City having played one game more.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he's leaving Liverpool at the end of the season


And Liverpool fans have taken to social media to mourn Klopp's imminent departure, with the 56-year-old to leave his post at the end of the season.

"Wake me up from this nightmare," said one devastated user.

"Please tell me this is a joke? I beg you," were the words of a second sad fan.

A third said: "Someone should wake me up for this nightmare."

A fourth said: "Wtf noooo."

A fifth weighed in by saying: "Leaving on a high, what a manager we had. Made me fall right back in love with the club during struggling times. Thanks for everything Jurgen.

"Without question deserves a statue and stand named after him."

A sixth lamented Klopp's exit by saying: "Gutted in an understatement!!!!

"He is one of the all time greats, and I wish him everything of the best. Thank you for being honest and respecting the fans with the truth from your own mouth. Wish you all of the best!!"

And a seventh begged Klopp to stay by saying: "Please, Klopp, do not leave Liverpool."

Klopp, speaking to Liverpool's official website, revealed he told the Reds of his desire to walk away back in November.

“I told the club already in November," he revealed. "I have to explain a little bit that maybe the job I do people see from the outside, I’m on the touchline and in training sessions and stuff like this, but the majority of all the things happen around these kind of things.

"That means a season starts and you plan pretty much the next season already.

“When we sat there together talking about potential signings, the next summer camp and can we go wherever, the thought came up, ‘I am not sure I am here then anymore’ and I was surprised myself by that. I obviously start thinking about it.

“It didn’t start [then], but of course last season was kind of a super-difficult season and there were moments when at other clubs probably the decision would have been, ‘Come on, thank you very much for everything but probably we should split here, or end it here.’ That didn’t happen here, obviously.


Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool fans have mourned the imminent departure of Jurgen Klopp


“For me it was super, super, super-important that I can help to bring this team back onto the rails.

"It was all I was thinking about. When I realised pretty early that happened, it’s a really good team with massive potential and a super age group, super characters and all that, then I could start thinking about myself again and that was the outcome.

"It is not what I want to [do], it is just what I think is 100 per cent right.”

And the German wants Liverpool to 'go for it' and end his stint in charge on a high with plenty of matches still to come.

“We will have a moment, maybe the last matchday here or somewhere else – I mean in other countries or other competitions," he added.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool have won every major trophy under Jurgen Klopp with German to leave at the end of the season


"There’s enough time to do these kinds of things. Let’s now really go for it.

"The outside world want to use this decision, laugh about it, want to disturb us.

“We are Liverpool, we went through harder things together. And you went through harder things before me.

"Let’s make a strength of it. That would be really cool. Let’s squeeze everything out of this season and have another thing to smile about when we look back in the future.”

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