The former Norwich midfielder said he was not the right man to take the team forward.
“It builds up. All this (media) has become a bit of a burden,” he told reporters on Sunday.
“With Alessandro coming, the whole thing has become a bit bigger.
“It’s become a bit of a weight on my shoulders, to be honest with you, and I haven’t handled it that well.”
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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.