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What Jürgen Klopp has been doing since Liverpool farewell as he explains his other 'big passion'

Jurgen Klopp left Liverpool after nine years last weekend.
-Credit: (Image: 2024 Liverpool FC)


It will take some time for Liverpool fans to get used to referring to Jürgen Klopp as a 'former' Reds manager. The German signed off from the job last Sunday after nearly nine emotionally charged years and is now enjoying the beginning of his indefinite sabbatical.

Klopp's reign ended with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield on May 19, and the 56-year-old is now taking some well-deserved time off to enjoy life. It's not even been a week since he managed his last game for Liverpool, but Klopp has given an update on what he's been doing since leaving the Anfield dugout for the final time.

Klopp started an Instagram account last weekend, and already has around 2.7m followers, showing his immense popularity not just among Liverpool fans, but with the wider football public. "So, five day ago was, wow, the big goodbye and I still try to process everything that happened that day and in the days around," said the German in a video posted to the platform.

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"So, slightly settled now but I’m actually not sure if I said it clear enough; thank you. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the love, for the support. It was a wonderful day. The best experience I could have ever imagined. Really, outstanding.

"And now what I’m doing, I follow my other big passion, I try to improve my padel game. Haha! I started a few days ago, today is my third session and I started on an extremely low level, didn’t play for a while and felt it immediately. But step by step I will get there."

In his final season at the club, Klopp delivered the Carabao Cup, and brought Liverpool back to the Champions League after missing out in 2023-24. Liverpool also reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, losing out to eventual winners Atalanta and also reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Klopp eventually left Liverpool with a record of 491 games, 299 wins, 109 draws and 83 defeats and a win percentage of 61 per cent, making him Liverpool's second-most successful coach of all time in terms of victories, just behind Sir Kenny Dalglish.

What Klopp will do next remains to be seen. He's likely to take a year out of the game to spend more time with his family, but he's confirmed he won't manage another side in the Premier League out of respect for Liverpool. For now, he can continue to improve his padel game.

Liverpool.com says: It's nice to see Klopp enjoying himself after nine years of managing one of the biggest clubs in the world. He deserves his time off, and it'll be interesting to see what comes next for him once he feels he's ready to enter management again.