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Carlo Ancelotti says he knows the real reason why Jurgen Klopp quit Liverpool

Carlo Ancelotti says he knows the real reason why Jurgen Klopp quit Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp left Liverpool at the end of the 23/24 season.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has spoken about the reasoning behind Jurgen Klopp’s decision to leave Liverpool.

Back in January, the world of football was shaken to its core after it was confirmed that Klopp would leave Liverpool at the end of the 23/24 season.

During an emotional interview at the time, Klopp said: “It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I knew it already for longer that I will have to announce it at one point, but I am absolutely fine now. I know that I cannot do the job again and again and again and again.

“After the years we had together and after all the time we spent together and after all the things we went through together, the respect grew for you, the love grew for you and the least I owe you is the truth – and that is the truth.”

The German led Liverpool to glory in the Carabao Cup before finishing third in the Premier League in his final season in charge.

Speaking recently to il Giornale, Madrid boss Ancelotti cited ‘excessive burdens’ as the potential reason behind Klopp’s decision to step away.

The Italian said: “I don't see any particular news, this has always been our job but the Klopp case is significant. The continuous pressure, the load of responsibilities become excessive burdens, the obsession takes over. It also happened to Arrigo Sacchi.”


Reflecting on nearly nine years at Liverpool, Klopp said: “It's super-special. We all felt at home, we all felt welcomed. That's what we all felt from the start, that's the special thing about the people in this area, Scousers, it's really special.

“We felt supported, we felt loved, we felt everything. And yes, we delivered as well in moments and we always fought. That again is what the people expect. It was the biggest win-win situation I ever saw and experienced in my lifetime because nothing would have happened without the people here, and maybe not exactly the same would have happened if somebody else would have been in charge.”

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Topics: Carlo Ancelotti, Jurgen Klopp, Football, Liverpool