houseandwhips.com – Jurgen Klopp appears to have had weight loss recently. People noticed that he looked gaunt and tired when he announced that he was going to step down as manager of Liverpool. They seem to have concluded that he’s leaving because he’s unhealthy and that’s why he got thin. Jurgen Klopp, however, has insisted that he is fine but hasn’t acknowledged his weight loss.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Premier League Club Liverpool, is widely considered to be one of the best football managers in the world. He is also a former player who spent most of his playing career at Mainz 05. After he retired in 2001, he started managing the club. He quit Mainz 05 in 2008 and went on to manage Borussia Dortmund which he guided to a runner-up finish in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League. He left the club in 2015. He was appointed manager of Liverpool in the same year and I guess you could say that the rest is history.
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool made it to the UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2022 and won the trophy in 2019. He also won Liverpool’s first FIFA Club World Cup and their first Premier League title. He won back-to-back FIFA Coach of the Year awards in 2019 and 2020 and he also won a cup double of the EFL Cup and FA Cup in 2022. Suffice it to say that he has been very successful in his career. You would assume that he’s happy and healthy with an ever-flourishing career but he looks tired and gaunt and sick, and he’s decided to quit managing. Football fans everywhere are talking about his resignation and its connection to weight loss!
Jurgen Klopp’s Weight Loss: Has He Lost Weight?
Jurgen Klopp looks like he has had a bit of a weight loss and football fans want to know if his losing weight has some connection to his resigning as a football manager.
Jurgen Klopp has noticeably undergone weight loss.
Image Source: The New York Times
So, Klopp shocked the football world when he recently made the announcement that he is going to step down as head coach of the Premier League club Liverpool at the end of the current season. It came out of nowhere and people are struggling to understand why he, who has been in charge of the “Reds” since 2015 and spent very successful eight-and-a-half years with them, would suddenly want to quit it, that too, before the campaign is up with four trophies still to contest. This led them to speculate if his weight loss had anything to do with it.
Because Jurgen Klopp looked very gaunt and tired and worn out during his announcement, it made people think that he might not have wanted to step down from his role as a manager after all and that maybe it’s some health issues that he knows is going to hold him back from giving his best that has made him decide to resign. I can see how they got there because he looks kind of sick. His weight loss is very noticeable because it has aged him a lot and his haggard face is all that comes to people’s minds when they think of him now.
They really do not seem to want to believe that Jurgen Klopp would want to leave the club for personal reasons and not some health issues, having won six major trophies including the Champions League in 2019 and the club’s first Premier League title in 30 years just the following year. There’s too much history to simply leave before his contract expires, they think. They are adamant that the reasoning behind his decision is hidden in his weight loss which seemingly reflects his health problems.
What Has Jurgen Klopp Said About His Weight Loss? Does He Have Some Kind of Illness?
Jurgen Klopp looks tired, gaunt, and ill, is what people have been saying.
Image Source: The Times
Klopp did look exhausted as he fumbled for the right words to let the world know that he was going to bid goodbye to the club. He mentioned running out of energy and it did look as such. He’s 56 and you cannot deny that managing and coaching a football team is a very stressful job. He might just want to relax and enjoy his retirement now. Maybe he wants none of the stress as it seems to be affecting him. Maybe his weight loss is about that. He’s tired. As Jurgen Klopp said,
It is that I am — how can I say this? — running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I knew it already for longer that I will have to announce it at one point, but I am absolutely fine now. But I know that I cannot do the job again, and again, and again, and again.
It really does not seem likely that Jurgen Klopp’s weight loss has anything to do with his choice to maintain his fitness, his doing physical activities, and his not eating carbs. There are many who tend to think that he just lost weight because he’s coaching and training along with the football players but the fluctuation in his weight does not look healthy. It makes him look gaunt and old and sick.
Jurgen Klopp has not mentioned anything about his weight loss but he did kind of say in an interview that he had no health problems.
I am OK. I am healthy, as much as you can [be] at my age. Little bits and bobs, stuff like that, but nothing anybody has to be concerned about, so that’s absolutely fine.