Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp delivers heartfelt message ahead of grand farewell in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena

Outbound Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp attended a commemorative farewell for him titled ‘An Evening with Jurgen Klopp’ at the M&S Bank Arena in the city on Tuesday.

However, prior to attending the ceremony, the German manager delivered a heartfelt message to his supporters via a video message on Instagram.

Jurgen Klopp’s heartfelt message to supporters

Speaking in a reel on his personal Instagram account, Klopp delivered a warm message of thanks to his fans and supporters ahead of Tuesday’s event.

He said,

“Okay, so now I’ve tried to put myself somehow in proper gear to say now for the last time, hopefully, goodbye. I’m pretty sure it will be a good event – again pretty emotional, but I think we are through the worst now.”

Klopp shifted focus back onto the importance of having a good time, and also asked fans at home to try and watch the ceremony if possible. He added,

“So, we can have a good time and that’s the plan. I wish you well – if you can see it – if you can watch it, I’m not sure somebody shows it. A wonderful night. Let’s go! So here we go, that’s it. Ready for the party!”

The German took charge of his 489th and final game as Liverpool manager on the final day of the Premier League season on May 19 as the Reds emerged 2-0 winners against Wolves. Fans at Anfield created mosaics with the words ‘YNWA’, ‘Jurgen’ and ‘Danke’ to show gratitude towards Klopp.

An Overview of the German’s Managerial Career

Jurgen Klopp has worked tirelessly to achieve everything he has in his illustrious career so far. However, one thing lacking has been a proper break from football.

He began his career as FSV Mainz’s manager in February 2001 and was in-charge until June 2008. He oversaw 270 games, having used 89 different players and averaging 1.50 points per game. Just one day after leaving Mainz in June 2008, he joined Borussia Dortmund.

Jurgen Klopp poses with the Bundesliga shield in 2011
Jurgen Klopp poses with the Bundesliga shield in 2011. (Getty Images)

Klopp oversaw 319 games for Dortmund, playing an exciting and attacking brand of football. He used just 70 players but averaged an impressive 1.91 points per game. He left Dortmund in June 2015 having won two Bundesliga titles, two DFB Pokal cups and two DFL Supercups.

A few months later that same year, Klopp joined Liverpool in what turned out to be the legacy-defining move for the German. He managed the Reds in 489 games, winning a remarkable 304 of those and averaging 2.07 points per game. He used 110 different players at the club and is responsible for developing the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott.

Klopp won every major trophy once with the Reds, including the coveted Champions League title in 2018/19. He will now leave the club as one of the most influential managers to have been in-charge.

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