Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp responds to Jose Enrique's FSG bust-up claims over decision to leave

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions that Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group are behind the manager's shock exit announcement.

Manager and club confirmed on Friday morning that Klopp would be leaving Anfield at the end of the season, calling time on almost nine trophy-laden years.

Shortly after the news, former Liverpool defender Luis Enrique said: "I think something has happened that has to do with the spending, maybe the ownership, that he has got tired of it, keeping fighting every single year to sign the players he deserves in the team."

Klopp addressed reporters to further discuss the news later in the day and mentioned Enrique's thoughts.

He said: "I saw Jose Enrique, who I like a lot, say it is about FSG. I can tell you, absolutely, FSG has nothing to do with it.

"It would be easy in this job to blame the owners and say FSG should spend more. Was I always happy with that? No. But they built two stands, this AXA Centre for the next 40-50 years, we did it properly, the LFC way, which I love. That we didn't win [more] Champions Leagues and Premier Leagues is not down to money.

"That we got 97 points and 94 points and didn't win the league or didn't win another Champions League wasn't down to signing one player. If you want to blame anyone, blame me. Having a team that could do all that was exceptional."