Fans react as Ozan Kabak bids goodbye to Liverpool
Kabak arrived at Liverpool during the January transfer window, at a time when the club was mired in crisis in the defensive department. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp & co. had lost Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to injuries and were having to use the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in defence.
Kabak, though, arrived on loan, with an option to make the transfer permanent. And even though there were a few early jitters, the Turkish defender settled in well and played his part in helping the Reds achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Liverpool, however, having signed Ibrahima Konate earlier this summer, have decided not to make Kabak’s transfer permanent. And, with his loan deal expiring today officially, the Schalke ace penned a farewell to the club and the fans.
“I have learned a lot from my manager Jürgen Klopp and all my teammates and I was proud to be part of this special family. I will always remember my days here at Liverpool with great happiness and the special song which you have kindly gifted me.”
Fans took to social media to react to Kabak’s message and got a tad emotional, thanking the Turkish international for helping the club out in a difficult moment. There were a few who even urged Liverpool to sign him up on a permanent basis.
Here are some of the reactions as Kabak’s time at Anfield comes to an end.
This isn’t fair, @LFC sign him.— Cian (@ItsCianLFC) June 30, 2021
Best of luck— Vanisha (@nivesh0403) June 30, 2021
Don’t worry lad, our paths will pass once again. Top top defender. Thank you for helpin us get top 4. U did what your where loaned to do. A long career ahead of u with that mentality. Goodluck to whoever end up with this gem at the back. Woulda loved to see him cook under virg— Issam Nahlawi (@NahlawiIssam) June 30, 2021
This is sad— 🛑 (@onlyfarouk12) June 30, 2021
best of luck lad 👍🏻 thanks for your service— R*b (@R_bb__) June 30, 2021
this was unfair on you ozan— jack 👨🔬 // not a bottas fan read pinned (@gxorgerussxll) June 30, 2021
thank you for playing for us Ozzy, best of luck in future— ALISSON IN WONDERLAND 🃏🐈 (@PedroMagnifico) June 30, 2021
Good luck in your career you are already good at this age hope to see you back! 💪💪❤️❤️— Pavis Angkinantana (@angkinantana) June 30, 2021