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‘Love you to bits’: Klopp delivers heartfelt goodbye to Liverpool with emotional speech…



Jurgen Klopp expressed his gratitude towards Liverpool’s supporters, referring to them as the “superpower of world football”, following his final game as manager which concluded with a 2-0 victory against Wolves at Anfield on a poignant Sunday.


The goals were scored by Alexis Mac Allister and Jarell Quansah, yet the focus was on the heartfelt tributes paid by fans to the departing German coach.


Klopp, aged 56, who had announced his departure from the club in January, has established a deep connection with the Anfield faithful, evident in the warm reception he received as he stepped onto the pitch from the iconic tunnel.


The fans displayed large mosaics with cards, one simply bearing the name “Jurgen” and another expressing “Danke”, while many waved scarves with Klopp’s name during a moving rendition of the club’s anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.


Upon completing his full-time duties, he made his way back to the field where he was greeted by a guard of honor from the players. He then proceeded to address the crowd while sporting a red top with the words “Thank You” on the front and “I’ll Never Walk Alone Again” on the back.


A stage was prepared at the center of the pitch for Klopp’s return, where the club’s owners, directors, and ambassadors, including Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish, greeted him as fans chanted his name.


Klopp expressed, “It doesn’t feel like an end, but rather a beginning. Today, I witnessed a football team filled with talent, youth, creativity, desire, and hunger. This is a crucial part of development, a necessity.”


He continued, “People often credit me for turning doubters into believers, but that’s not accurate. You did it. No one instructed you to stop believing. This club is currently in a better state than it has been in a long time.”


Klopp concluded, “We have an incredible stadium, training center, and you—the powerhouse of world football. Simply amazing.”


Klopp expressed, “It is up to us to choose whether we are concerned or thrilled. It is up to us to decide if we have faith. It is up to us to determine if we trust or not. Today, I am just like you and I continue to have faith. I remain fully committed to believing.”


“I have witnessed many people in tears, and I will be too tonight because I will miss individuals, but change is beneficial. Everything will be alright because the fundamentals are completely in place.”


“You should welcome the new manager (Arne Slot) with the same enthusiasm as you welcomed me. Give your all from day one. Keep the faith. Support the team. I am now one of you. I deeply appreciate you.”


“Thank you. You are the greatest team in the world. Thank you.”


Klopp then proceeded to adopt the chant that Liverpool fans had created for him, leading the crowd in singing “Arne Slot, na, na, na, na”.


The German manager guided the team to Champions League victory in 2019 — marking their sixth European championship win.


In the subsequent season, he solidified his legacy at Liverpool by leading them to their first Premier League title in 30 years, securing their 19th English championship.


Additionally, he claimed the FA Cup and clinched two League Cups during his tenure. Klopp surprised many with his decision to depart earlier this year, as Liverpool were in contention for a quadruple.


Despite triumphing in the League Cup final against Chelsea in February, they were eliminated from the FA Cup by Manchester United and the Europa League by Atalanta.


Their hopes of defending the Premier League title dwindled, but a third-place finish ensured Liverpool’s qualification for the upcoming Champions League campaign.