Keane feels Jurgen Klopp will be a 'big loss' to the Premier League

Keane feels Jurgen Klopp will be a 'big loss' to the Premier League

Former Manchester United manager Roy Keane has claimed that Liverpool's soon-to-be departed manager Jurgen Klopp will be a "big loss" for the Premier League.

On Friday, Klopp, who has been Liverpool's manager since 2015, announced that he would be leaving his role because of the "lack of energy" he had.

"I can't do it on three wheels; I don't want to be a passenger. My management skills is based on energy and relationships," he said in a press conference on Friday 

"I am who I am and where I am because of how I am. I cannot be that anymore. I didn't say it after one two three year four five, I didn't say it. I was 100% convinced at that moment that we would go to 2026. My energy level was endless, but now it's not. Now we have to change.

"I'm not in the mood to think about that [regret]. I don't have to remember anything now. The best memories are yet to come. That's not what today is about. I have no regrets but a lot of special memories,” he added.

The news sent shockwaves around the football community, and everyone has had their say in the shock news.

Speaking prior to Manchester City’s FA Cup clash away to Tottenham Hotspur, Keane, who is doing punditry work for ITV, admitted that Klopp's impending departure will not be a good thing for the Premier League.

“Yeah, I’m not really too concerned about the announcement; I think it’s sad that he’s leaving the game. He’s been an amazing manager, a great character for the Premier League,” Keane said.

“But I think he’s probably made the right decision if he thinks he needs to have a break. He’ll be sadly missed. I’ve enjoyed watching him and listening to him. I think he’s been brilliant for the Premier League, and no doubt he’ll be a huge loss. But I think he’s made the right decision if he feels he needs that break.”

Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and quickly made Liverpool one of the best sides in Europe and England, thanks to his intense football and personality.

After a few near misses, Klopp and Liverpool broke their trophy hoodoo by winning the Champions League in 2019. Klopp then steered Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years the following year. Liverpool then went on to win the likes of the UEFA Super Cup. the Charity Shield, the FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup in his tenure.

The German has already won seven trophies with Liverpool and can add four more if they win everything from here until the end of the season.

Liverpool's next game will be against Chelsea on Wednesday. That kicks off at 8.15pm.