The German mastermind opened up on his plans to part ways with the Merseyside giants at the end of his current deal while addressing the media ahead of the West Ham United game.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss has a contract at Anfield until the summer of 2024. Paddy Kenny claims it will be heartbreaking for millions of Liverpool fans across the globe to see Klopp leave the club.
The 43-year-old believes that the German is irreplaceable and is one of the best managers in the world, if not the best. The former Republic of Ireland keeper told Football Insider:
“He is pretty much irreplaceable. Apart from being one of the best managers in the world and maybe even the best. His love and enthusiasm for Liverpool stands out like a beacon."
Kenny has highlighted the fact that Klopp is not only loved by Liverpool fans and players but is even admired by the neutrals. The 43-year-old understands that it would be devastating for the Anfield faithful to see Klopp depart. However, he urged them to enjoy Klopp while he is at the club. Kenny added:
“The players love him, the fans love him and even neutrals love him. It’s heartbreaking news for Liverpool fans that he intends to leave in two years, devastating for them. They should enjoy him while he’s still there.”
Klopp initially planned to spend seven years in charge of the Premier League giants just like he did at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
However, the Reds' Champions League triumph in 2019 convinced him to sign a new deal. It seems that the Merseysiders will eventually have to look for a capable successor to the irreplaceable manager.
Jurgen Klopp has fulfilled his promise at Liverpool
When Klopp took charge of the Reds in October 2015, the club was in complete disarray. However, the German promised to turn the fans from 'doubters to believers' and he has certainly fulfilled his promise.
Over the years, the German has transformed the Reds into one of the most feared clubs in Europe. Under Klopp's tutelage, the English giants have won a total of five trophies, including their sixth Champions League and the much-coveted Premier League title.
Klopp's side have been worthy competitors for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side in recent seasons. The foundation of the club certainly looks much stronger than it used to be.
It would be a monumental task for the Merseyside club to replace such a brilliant manager. However, they can be assured that Klopp will be leaving the club in the best possible position.