Jurgen Klopp has insisted he is healthy after confirming he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
The 56-year-old has confirmed his decision to leave Anfield and insists he is losing energy after so many years in the dugout.
The timing of Klopp’s bombshell announcement has stunned the football world, with no one seeming to have any inkling of it.
Yet the German has sought to allay any fears over his health by insisting he is healthy and has ‘nothing to worry about’.
Jurgen Klopp insists he is healthy after confirming he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season
“I’m fine, I’m healthy so as much as you can do at my age, just little changes, no need for anyone to worry,” he said.
Elaborating further on the timing, he said: “Of course, I wouldn’t say anything to anyone until the end of the season and then say goodbye but that’s not possible.
“It is not possible to keep things like this a secret in the world we live in.
“There are a lot of things that are affected by this, personal situations like that my staff need to know in advance and the club also needs to know.
“You can’t plan anything without making it public and that means the club needs time.
“For years, my role was a leading role, it was not intentional.
“I don’t really want to do that, but I have to because if you have to take a decision like this, it’s better to do it a little early rather than too late.
“This club is an amazing platform and foundation for the future and the only thing that can disrupt it is that you can’t make the right decisions because you are running out of time.
“It was important for me to notify everyone as quickly as possible.”
Klopp has also called for Liverpool to end their reign on a high, adding that he wants to live a ‘normal life’.
“I would say it’s 100 percent up to us. I had a similar situation at Dortmund but it’s up to us,” he said.
“I’m committed to the season, we’ve got 30 games coming up which is almost the whole season, it’s all about us.
“The way we have grown together over the years has been extraordinary and I have always said that nothing will stop me because of him.
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“So no one needs to make a game about me if I can ask for it that would be really cool.
“We just support each other, I’m totally here, I don’t think anyone has felt any difference in the last few months.
“It was a relief when I made the decision, but also it was like there was a finish line. If I could play any role here, I would be happy, but I can’t do that.
“We only get upset if we let it happen as a club and I’m sure the team and the crowd will be fine.
“I think it’s worth living the moment and pushing each other as much as we can and striving for everything. And there’s no reason for it to be 100 percent next season.
Jurgen Klopp has won almost every major trophy during his illustrious tenure at Liverpool
“There are still people working on it, so the club is in good hands and the future is bright.
“If you look at my career, I would say it’s not possible, ending up as Liverpool manager is like a fairy tale, but it’s only possible if you’re very busy and dedicate your whole life to it.
“I came here on the first day and said I’m a normal guy, but I don’t live a normal life and I don’t want to grow old before seeing what it’s like. “I need to give it a try and this is the right time for me and the club.”