Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shocked the football world by announcing his resignation as manager of the legendary English Premier League team.

The German strategist purportedly was close to quitting in the 2022/2023 season after Liverpool won 9/20 of their matches, losing their bid for the FA Cup during the fourth round and performing sub-optimally that season.

Klopp's profile is certainly impressive with the Reds. With Premier League club Liverpool, he has overseen 317 matches, recorded 199 wins, 74 draws, and 44 losses. That translates into a win ratio of 62.77%, a draw ratio of 23.34%, and a loss ratio of just 13.8%.

Under Klopp, Liverpool was expected to win or draw an incredible 86.11% of the time. Such records are a rarity at this level of play.

In that time, Liverpool scored an incredible 675 goals and conceded 310 goals. Klopp has been awarded manager of the month a total of nine times, most recently in May 2021.

He oversaw Liverpool being crowned Premier League champions in 2019/2020, and he has enjoyed the prestigious honour of Manager of the Season in 2019/2020 and 2021/2022. This season, Klopp is on track for a scintillating team performance with the Reds on fire.

He joined Liverpool after replacing Brendan Rodgers on October 8 2015. Despite heroic efforts at the finals of both the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League Finals in 2015/2016, Liverpool finished runners-up.

During the next season, Jurgen Klopp was instrumental in securing a massive victory for the Reds against Tottenham Hotspur with a crushing 2-0 final triumph in the Champions League.

Although, disappointment followed with a second-place finish behind Manchester City in the Premier League in 2018/2019.

Where Next For Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp?

First things first – Klopp is going to finish out the season and pull out all the stops to guide the Reds to victory in the English Premier League.

As it stands, on Monday, January 29, 2024, Liverpool lead the Premier League table as the ranking team, with 48 points after 26 matches.

With 14 wins, six draws, and one loss, Liverpool is in a commanding position, albeit with Manchester City on 20 games (one game in hand) and 43 points.

Upcoming Liverpool Matches:

  • Liverpool vs Chelsea – January 31

  • Arsenal vs Liverpool – February 4

  • Liverpool vs Burnley – February 10

  • Brentford vs Liverpool – February 17

  • Liverpool vs Luton Town – Postponed TBD

For Liverpool, it's the end of an eight-and-a-half-year era. It is going to be an insuperable challenge for the next manager to fill Klopp's big boots.

Already, the feelers are out, and betting odds for the next Liverpool manager include the likes of Xabi Alonso of Bayer Leverkusen.

Alonso will have to slot in and hit the ground running. A team as well-oiled as Liverpool needs management to be on song and in form from the get-go. Bookmakers across the football betting world are feverishly trying to lock in their predictions for a Klopp replacement.

The unofficial shortlist of managers for Liverpool includes the following contenders:

  • Xabi Alonso of Liverpool fame and Bayer Leverkusen coach - 4/7

  • Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton and Hove Albion – 11/2

  • Ange Postecoglou of Celtic and Spurs – 16/1

  • Steven Gerrard of Liverpool fame – 12/1

  • Julian Nagelsmann of Bayern Munich – 12/1

Bettors are eager to lock in competitive betting odds for the next Liverpool manager ahead of the announcement by LFC.

The right candidate has big boots to fill. It will be up to the Director of Research, William Spearman, who will scour the literature in search of viable contenders for the top job.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to Alamy*