Carlo Ancelotti shares 'significant' reason Jurgen Klopp left Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has called time on his Liverpool tenure (Image: PA)

Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that the intense pressures of top-flight management led to Jurgen Klopp’s departure from Liverpool. The iconic German manager bid an emotional farewell following his team’s victory on the season’s final day, drawing the curtain on a near-decade tenure at Anfield that saw him clinch both the Premier League and Champions League titles.

Klopp, famed for his high-octane football and passionate touchline presence, echoed the experiences of Arrigo Sacchi, who left a highly successful AC Milan due to the overwhelming demands of the role. Speaking to il Giornale, Ancelotti remarked: “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.”

Klopp acknowledged the toll the position had taken when announcing his exit, admitting a depletion of energy necessary to maintain competitiveness at the highest echelons of football. He confessed: “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.”

A relationship can reach its natural conclusion naturally over time, said Ancelotti, while also mentioning an altercation between Klopp and Salah during a stalemate with West Ham.

The German bided farewell to an emotional Anfield last month (Image: Getty Images)

“When relationships break down, not human ones but professional ones, it is better to leave without controversies and arguments,” added the veteran Italian coach.