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Jurgen Klopp sets record straight on FSG after Liverpool icon raised suspicions | Football | Sport

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at claims from Jose Enrique that Fenway Sports Group are to blame for his decision to leave the club at the end of the season. The German boss announced on Friday that he was ‘running out of energy’ at the club and has opted to spend at least 12 months away managing.

Throughout Klopp’s announcement and follow-up interviews, he has insisted that he is telling Liverpool supporters ‘the truth’ because that is what they deserve after so long working together.

However, former left-back Enrique, who spent one season working under Klopp, came to a conclusion of his own. Speaking to Sky Sports, the ex-Newcastle star pointed the finger at FSG and felt that the ownership at Anfield was the reason why Klopp decided that this season would be his last in Merseyside.

He told Sky Sports: “I think something happened. I have my own opinion about it. I think it has to do with the spending and the owners. I think he has got tired of it, to keep fighting every single year to sign the players that he deserves.”

The suggestion filtered its way back to Klopp, who addressed the claims during a press conference on Friday afternoon. He explained: “I saw this morning, surprisingly, when it came out that Jose Enrique, who I like a lot and he obviously has a big Liverpool heart, say that whatever I say, it’s still about FSG. I can tell you, Jose, it’s not. Nothing to do with it.

“It would be so easy in this job to just blame the owners and say ‘yeah, we would have won more trophies if FSG would have spent more’. Was I always happy in each second with what we did exactly? No, but it was absolutely fine.

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