Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, jokingly referred to himself as the “last man standing” when discussing the managerial sackings of Graham Potter of Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City on Sunday evening. The German tactician, who has been in charge of the Merseyside club since 2015, was asked whether he was surprised by the dismissals of his fellow Premier League bosses.
Klopp responded by saying: “I’m the last man standing, that’s how it looks. It’s not nice when you see other colleagues leave their jobs. It’s not a nice situation for them, but it’s part of our job.”
The 51-year-old went on to explain that he is still in charge of Liverpool because of his past successes. He said: “I’m still here because of what we did in the past. That’s how it is. I’m really happy that I can still be here and work with this team and this club.”
Klopp also expressed his sympathy for Potter and Rodgers, saying: “I feel for them. It’s not a nice moment, but it’s part of our job. We all know that, but it doesn’t make it any easier.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager then went on to reflect on his own time at Liverpool, saying: “I’ve been here for five years now and I’m still here. I’m very thankful for that. I’m very happy with what we’ve achieved so far and I’m looking forward to the future.”
Klopp’s comments come after a turbulent weekend in the Premier League, with both Potter and Rodgers being sacked after disappointing results. The German tactician is one of the longest-serving managers in the English top flight and is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. His success at Liverpool has seen him win the Champions League, Premier League, and several other trophies.
Despite the managerial sackings of Potter and Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp remains in charge of Liverpool and is looking forward to what the future holds for the club. His comments about being the “last man standing” show his appreciation for his current job and his sympathy for his fellow managers who have been dismissed. Klopp is an experienced manager who has achieved great success at Liverpool and will no doubt continue to do so in the future.