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Klopp to Quit Liverpool at End of Season

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.
This was announced by the clud in a short statement on X.
The club revealed that the German communicated his decision to leave to the ownership.
“Jürgen Klopp has announced his decision to step down as #LFC manager at the end of the season, having informed the club’s ownership of his wish to leave his position in the summer,” the statement read.
Klopp took over as Reds boss in October 2015 and his contract was due to run until 2026 but two days after qualifying Liverpool for another Wembley final, he informed the club of his decision to quit.
“I told the club already in November,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website
“I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people at this moment when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it.
“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take.
“It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I knew already for longer that I would 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,” he added.
Klopp led Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years in 2019-20, having won the Champions League the previous season.
He also lifted the FIFA Club World Cup, FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Super Cup, as well as the FA Community Shield during his nine-year stay at Anfield.
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Xabi Alonso Speaks on Replacing Klopp as Liverpool Manager

Bayer Leverkusen manager, Xabi Alonso has reacted to rumours that he will take over Liverpool following Jurgen Klopp’s departure at the end of the season.
Recall that Klopp made a shock announcement on Friday that he would be leaving the role at the end of the current campaign.
Alonso’s name has been mentioned as one of the strong candidates to succeed the German, following his impressive stint at Leverkusen.
The former midfielder played for the Reds in the mid-2000s and was part of Rafael Benitez’s side that conquered Europe in Istanbul in 2005.
When Alonso was asked on Friday if he could become the next Liverpool manager, he said: “That’s a direct question! I don’t have a direct answer. I’m happy here right now, that’s for sure, and only thinking about Leverkusen.”
On Klopp’s exit, he added: “I was surprised by Jurgen’s news. I have huge respect for Jurgen and Liverpool. At the moment I am really happy here and enjoying my work. Each day and game is a challenge. We are on an intense and beautiful journey here at Leverkusen.”
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Arsenal Should Be Delighted With Liverpool Draw – Roy Keane

Following a 2-2 draw at Anfield Stadium yesterday, Manchester United legend, Roy Keane said that Arsenal Football Club should be happy with the outcome.
According to him, the Gunners should be excited for securing a point at Anfield Stadium.
The draw against Liverpool means the league race is now in Manchester City’s hands as they have a game advantage.
“Arsenal should be delighted with the point
“I really do. I know people will say, look at the picture and that [Manchester] City are back in control of it, but I think it was a great point for Arsenal.
“I know they were two-nil up and you could say they were comfortable, but in the last 15 minutes, when you are hanging in there, against Liverpool, in front of the Kop you have got to be grateful for what you get out of the place and that is a point. Be thankful for it,” he told Sky Sports.
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Gary Neville claims Bruno Fernandes was asking to be subbed off at 6-0 down to Liverpool

Football legend turned pundit and commentator, Gary Neville has hit out at Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes for reportedly being annoyed at not being substituted during their 7-0 loss to Liverpool.

After trailing 1-0 before half time following a Cody Gakpo opener, the Red Devils were blown away in the second half with Jurgen Klopp’s side hitting an extra six.

Gakpo got another with Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez getting a brace each before Roberto Firmino who will leave Anfield at the end of the season, bagged the seventh of the evening.

After Salah became Liverpool’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer in the 83rd minute when he tapped home from close range to make it 6-0, co-commentator Gary Neville spotted something going on.

Neville suggested that a frustrated Fernandes was struggling to hide his discontent at being left on the pitch as Anthony Elanga replaced Marcus Rashford in the final minutes.

He said;

“Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised saying ‘why is it me not coming off?’

“Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace. I’ve had enough of him throwing his arms about, not running about. That wasn’t a captain’s performance by him.”

Fellow pundit and former Man Utd team-mate Keane said:

“Fernandes’ body language today was disgraceful. Players will no doubt feel ashamed. They went missing in the second half.

“But I have to say Liverpool were absolutely amazing. Their energy, decision-making… Liverpool were back to their very, very best.”

Sky cameras failed to show his so-called outburst but footage from the stands has since emerged showing the Portuguese midfielder’s reaction.

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I’m surprised to see this – Erik Ten Hag reacts to 7-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has given a scathing assessment of his team’s pitiful performance against Liverpool which led to a 7-0 defeat.

Addressing reporters after the match, Ten Hag said he was disappointed with the way his players reacted to conceding two goals so soon after the break. He added that he couldn’t recognize the team throughout the match.

The Dutch coach said;

“It’s 3-0, as a team you stick together. We didn’t do that. I’m surprised to see this from our team, I don’t think it’s us, I don’t think it’s Manchester United.”

Ten Hag also averred that the Manchester United side which played against Liverpool were “unprofessional”. He added;

“After halftime, so quickly we gave the game away. We made bad decisions on the ball, how we anticipate, how we concede the goal. The third [goal] was a counter and we were so unprofessional with our decisions, running away, giving the space away, not tracking back.”

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This was a disastrous moment for us — De Gea speaks after heavy defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has described their 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday, March 5, as a “disastrous moment”.

Manchester United held their own for much of the first-half against Liverpool, only to see Cody Gakpo break the deadlock in the 43rd minute. The Red Devils then suffered the most dramatic of second-half collapses as the likes of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino got in on the act.

The 7-0 defeat became the Red Devils’ heaviest defeat in 92 years. They also suffered 7-0 losses to Wolves in December 1931, Aston Villa in December 1930 and Blackburn Rovers in April 1926.

Reacting to the defeat, De Gea said in a statement;

“I know these message don’t sit well on such a day. This was a disastrous moment for us and these results shouldn’t happen, especially with the journey we are all on. We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge but we have many opportunities to look ahead, many games coming fast and we have to lock our focus on these.”

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Manchester United get their worst defeat in 92 years following 7-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United have gotten their heaviest defeat since Boxing Day 1931 after being defeated 7-0 by Liverpool today, March 5.

Gakpo put the Reds in front moments before half-time, cutting in from the left and curling into the far corner of David de Gea’s net. United needed a response at the start of the second half, but instead it was the host who struck quickly as Darwin Nunez scored a scrappy second.

Just as the visitors prepared to mount a comeback, it was three as Gakpo’s deft finish rounded off a fluid counter-attack. It was already a hammering, but two goals from Mohamed Salah and another goal from Nunez put the cherry on top of the cake before Roberto Firmino added a seventh.

It is Liverpool’s biggest ever win against United, breaking a record which had stood for more than a century. Liverpool beat United 7-1 on October 12, 1895, but now there is a new high point.

It is  also the first time the Red Devils have lost by seven goals in any competition since that loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers more than 90 years ago.

While Salah’s first goal in the match placed him level with club legend Robbie Fowler in the record scorer list, he went on to break record when he scored again to take his tally up to 129.

Salah has now scored 11 goals across his last six appearances against the Old Trafford club as he struck twice in a historic 7-0 win at Anfield.

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I have enough energy to coach Liverpool for another ten years – Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, the German tactician who presided over his 1000th game in charge of Liverpool yesterday, January 21, has stated that he still has the energy to coach the club for another ten years.

Jurgen Klopp

Speaking to pundits after the 0-0 draw with Chelsea, Klopp, whose team has struggled this season, stated that he has no problem with motivation.

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He further offered a cryptic joke about his motivation, before putting it in layman’s terms. Klopp told BT Sports;

“My motivation is no problem. I am a bit like Obelix, who fell in the… you know Asterix and Obelix? Ah, you don’t know it, forget it… I have enough energy for another 10 years if you want!”

Liverpool are sitting eighth position on the Premier League table, with just 29 points from 19 games and without a win in their last three.

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BBC apologizes for playing pornographic audio before Liverpool vs Wolves match.

The BBC, the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, has apologized for playing pornographic audio before the FA Cup match between Liverpool and Wolves on Tuesday evening.

The audio mix-up marred BBC’s pre-match FA Cup coverage of Liverpool’s third-round FA Cup replay against Wolves. Liverpool ran off as winners of the match which ended 1-0 following a goal scored in the 13th minute by Harvey Elliot.

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In a statement released 40 minutes after the explicit audio became public, the BBC apologized to their audience. The broadcaster also stated that it would look into the alleged sabotage.

The statement read;

“We apologise to any viewers offended during the live coverage of the football this evening. We are investigating how this happened.”

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Jurgen Klopp has expressed regret over Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Asia.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has stated that he regrets his team’s pre-season tour of Asia, which they took to prepare for the current season.

In July 2022, they played Manchester United (losing 4-0 in Thailand) and Crystal Palace (winning 2-0 in Singapore) before jetting off to Germany to continue their preparations.

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Commenting on things he felt he could have done differently during a recent interview, Klopp stated that while he regrets the tour, he doesn’t think it’s why they’ve put a poor performance this season.

He said;

“Would I do anything different? I wouldn’t go in the first week to Asia. Not because Asia isn’t great, but I wouldn’t go [even] in the third week [of pre-season]. But it’s not really in our hands. Is that the reason [for our struggles]? I don’t think so, but it would have been better to do it differently. We learn from these things.”

When asked if the 64-game 2021-22 season has had an effect on the current campaign, Klopp said;

“It must have! We can say that now. But there was no book written about it, no data for it, because nobody did it before.”