What Jurgen Klopp will do after he leaves Liverpool… as the Reds boss reveals two activities his wife Ulla has told him he must learn
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What Jurgen Klopp will do after he leaves Liverpool… as the Reds boss reveals two activities his wife Ulla has told him he must learn

May 22, 2024

Jurgen Klopp has revealed details of his initial plans when he steps down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season.

The 56-year-old made the shock announcement in January that he would leave the Reds this summer, ending a successful nine-year spell at Anfield.

Klopp claimed he had made the decision due to ‘running out of energy’ and insisted he would take a break from the game.

Liverpool have seen their hopes of Premier League and Europa League glory damaged by defeats to Crystal Palace and Atalanta this week, but Klopp still has hope of securing further silverware before leaving the club.

Klopp has given insight into his plans when he leaves Liverpool, with his wife Ulla Sandrock telling him to take up two activities to fill his time.

Jurgen Klopp has given insight into his initial plans when he steps down as Liverpool manager

Jurgen Klopp has given insight into his initial plans when he steps down as Liverpool manager

Klopp's wife Ulla Sandrock has suggested some activities for when he steps down this summer

Klopp’s wife Ulla Sandrock has suggested some activities for when he steps down this summer

‘There’s a few things Ulla told me – I have to learn cooking and a dance class,’ Klopp told Sky News. 

‘I said you don’t want me to have a break because if I do that I will start working again after four weeks.

‘I should learn cooking probably so I can at least make some breakfast or whatever.

‘This will be the first time in my life where I don’t have a real idea of what I will do and that’s exactly what I want.’

Klopp was asked about his culinary skills, with the German admitting he is limited in the kitchen.

‘Hot water, tea, does that count? During Covid I did scrambled eggs but after that I forgot it again,’ he said.

‘I was raised in the Black Forest with two sisters, the only reason I knew where the kitchen was because the smell came from there! I’m pretty useless in private life.’

Despite taking a break from football, Klopp is expected to be in the crowd at Euro 2024 with the outgoing Liverpool boss understood to have tickets for Germany’s opening three matches of the tournament.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has previously claimed Klopp is planning to relocate to Mallorca, where the couple are having a £3.4million mansion built.

Klopp's wife Ulla has been an influential voice during key moments in his managerial career

Klopp’s wife Ulla has been an influential voice during key moments in his managerial career 

Jurgen Klopp is creating 'an ecological family paradise' in his villa in Mallorca

Jurgen Klopp is creating ‘an ecological family paradise’ in his villa in Mallorca

The Liverpool manager purchased the villa for £3.4million back in 2022

The Liverpool manager purchased the villa for £3.4million back in 2022 

‘I’m not sure I should tell you this but it’s not a massive secret. He’s having a house built in Mallorca,’ Lawrenson told Off the Ball in February.

‘I have a house somewhere not far away from where he’s building his. Ulla, his wife, is in charge of everything in terms of that, and he [Klopp] said: “The bloody thing’s not even ready yet, and I’m paying all the bills!”

‘So he’s probably going to retreat to there for a while, I would suggest.’

Klopp purchased the home in Mallorca in June 2022 for £3.4m (€4m) from Swiss businessman and artist Rolf Knie and has decided to completely rebuild the 5,000-square metre property.

The Liverpool boss has previously credited Ulla with helping him make key decisions during his career.

Ulla has been credited with convincing the outgoing Liverpool boss to spurn the advances of Manchester United in 2013, leading to him taking over at Anfield two years later.

Klopp faces key upcoming matches after Liverpool suffered defeats in the league and Europe

Klopp faces key upcoming matches after Liverpool suffered defeats in the league and Europe

Klopp also cited her advice as behind his decision to extend his Liverpool contract two years ago. Previously, she had expressed concerns over the toll management was taking on her husband during his final season at Borussia Dortmund

The Reds boss will be looking for his side to respond to a damaging week in their season after a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace saw them slip to third in the Premier League, two points adrift of defending champions Man City.

Liverpool first face the task over overturning a 3-0 deficit to Atalanta in their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.

Klopp has won the Premier League, Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup twice over nine hugely successful years at Anfield.

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