Jurgen Klopp leaving Liverpool to potentially come with a domino effect of its own

Liverpool fans were left in shock and sadness yesterday as the club officially announced that manager Jurgen Klopp will be leaving the club. He appeared in an official video from the club’s social media accounts, where he admitted to fans that he would be leaving Anfield at the end of the current season.

The German had an illustrious career for the club, helping them win all the trophies they could in his 8-year stay there. This may be heartbreaking for the fans, but it is equally disappointing for the board, which has to replace him with another manager.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool departure could affect the squad

While the board has to think hard about who to replace their world-renowned manager, Jurgen Klopp, they have other problems to consider as well. Klopp has been around since 2-15, and he has completely shaped the team to his image. Under his tenure, the club got some world-class players and made some as well.

Klopp is known for bringing in stars like Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson to the club and is equally credited with making the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino, among others. Now that he will leave the club, a major change can be expected for the club, especially among it’s ranks.

Already, it is confirmed that both the director of football, Jorg Schmadtke and the assistant coaches, Pep Lijnders, Peter Krawietz and Vitor Matos, will all be leaving. These were individuals who were close to Klopp and helped with his vision, and their absence would also be felt strongly.

Already, three stars of the team—captain Virgil Van Dijk, star player Mohamed Salah, and right-back Trent Alexander Arnold—are all set to see their respective contracts end in 2025. The three became the players they are due to their German coach, and all were brought to the team by him as well.

With no more Jurgen Klopp from next season, the three superstars could decide not to renew their contracts and be forced to sell them this summer. Salah has attracted strong interest from Saudi Arabia, and it seems the team will have to prepare for further huge changes. These departures mean that the club may have to spend big in the transfer market again.

Pep Guardiola expects better sleep following Klopp’s exit

With the departure of Jurgen Klopp being official, many rival managers and teams are a bit relieved as they won’t have to contend with a world-class manager anymore. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is one of them, and although he has gotten the better of his rival many times, the German is undoubtedly his best opponent ever.

When asked about his departure, Pep joked that he can sleep better now: “I will sleep better. The games against Liverpool have almost been a nightmare. Of course he will be missed. I was shocked like everyone. I felt listening to the news that a part of Man City will lose something.”

He admitted that Klopp and his super Liverpool team were his main opponents there, and that without them to challenge his City team, they would not have won so much. Klopp was dubbed as ‘the best rival he has ever had’. He also shared his opinion that Klopp will be back to the manager seat in the future.

Jurgen Klopp will now focus on his next game with Liverpool against Norwich City in the FA Cup tomorrow.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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