Klopp explains why his farewell 'felt more like a start than an end'

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Klopp explains why his farewell 'felt more like a start than an end'

Jurgen Klopp was given an emotional farewell on Sunday in his last game as the Liverpool manager.

"No, I don't think it's normal," he said of the atmosphere at Anfield. "I knew for a long time already that our relationship was pretty special, I love that. I really think that the people made a difference for this club.

"Kids who today were in the stadium, kids of the staff who were today in the stadium and I saw after the game, they don't know another manager of Liverpool FC. That's how it is – they just think I was always there and will always be there and now I'm gone.

"I expected… I was a bit afraid of a breakdown. The general feeling today was it felt more like a start than an end because I know the goodbye is about me but in general it is about the team and I saw a wonderful team and I saw a wonderful team on the way. I saw a team who is ahead of schedule in their development.

"I saw all the young players who saved our backside a couple of times this year and none of them besides Conor [Bradley] and Jarell [Quansah] – Jarell played and Conor was on the bench and the others were all not involved today. They are there as well and that's what gave me the feeling of, 'OK, job done.'

"I love you all, I love all and everything about the club but it's time for me to go. I know I can come back and I will come back and how I said after the game, from today, from three hours ago when the game finished, I'm a Liverpool supporter and I love that."

Arne Slot is set to succeed the German in charge of Liverpool and he'll inherit an exciting team.

AuthorAleksei BlokhinSourceLFC
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