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Jurgen Klopp Farewell: Virgil van Dijk exchanges an emotional moment with the german gaffer

The final day of the 2023/24 season is a bit emotional for Liverpool but not because they failed to win the title this year. The case was about Jurgen Klopp who will leave the club at the end of the season, which is today.

After the final whistle, every player including the Wolverhampton’s were taking turns to greet and bid a farewell to the German gaffer. When it comes to Virgil van Dijk’s turn, the Dutchman could not hide his emotion as Klopp embraced him with the latter’s infamous hug. 

Jurgen Klopp Farewell: The tears were too much to hold back

Both men are known to have a mutual respect for each other. When Klopp announced his departure from the club back in January, Van Dijk was stunned and admitted that the news was hard to take. 

Today after the Wolverhampton game, Van Dijk said that he was not prepared for the farewell despite having known it since the beginning of the year. 

“I’ve got no words, it’s an emotional day. Liverpool is special,” he told SkySports. “It was always going to be a tough afternoon for everyone for different reasons, we wanted to win the game, do our job and then be very emotional after the game. We will be.

“You can’t prepare for these situations, moments but these things happen. It’s been a good day, he deserves every bit of love that he’s getting and the rest of the staff as well. Tough. Life goes on.”

During his time with Liverpool, Klopp has won multiple titles including the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and winning the Carabao Cup twice. The only collection missing from his portfolio was the Europa League.


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