In a bombshell revelation, Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp said he would leave the Merseyside club at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Klopp, 56, made his announcement in a video on Liverpool’s social media channels on Friday morning. In an interview with club media, he says he told the club of his decision in November.

“I will not manage a club or a country at least for a year, that’s not possible, I cannot do that and I don’t want to,” Klopp added.

The German head coach joined Liverpool in 2015 and has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup with the Merseyside club. He last signed a contract extension at Liverpool in 2022 and his deal was due to run until June 2026.

“I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it,” Klopp said.