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Liverpool star admits that the departure of Klopp would not be easy to take

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By Sarthak Joshi

Virgil van Dijk understands there will be tears when Klopp puts the curtain down, but he is also ready for a few more shouts.

Virgil van Dijk is already preparing for Jurgen Klopp‘s painful exit from Liverpool. The excellent Dutch defender understands there will be tears when the Liverpool manager ends his eight-year reign at Anfield.

Van Dijk still has unfinished business. The Reds are currently leading the Premier League and have advanced to the Europa League quarter-finals. And, after asking Klopp to join him in Wembley’s Royal Box to lift the Carabao Cup last month, the Liverpool captain hopes for further success.

It is safe to say that after Klopp’s departure news, some players have tongue-in-cheek calling this ‘the last dance’, with Van Dijk reiterating that they will have the necessary focus on the games ahead.

Van Dijk admits that Klopp's departure would be tough to take
Van Dijk admits that Klopp’s departure would be tough to take

Van Dijk told the media:

“I am quite an emotional person and always find it very difficult to say goodbye to someone anyway – and it will be even more so now. Saying goodbye is not something I look forward to, but we can make it very nice by winning prizes together.”

“That’s the way life is. You see each other at the club almost daily and even more often than your own wife and children. You experience highlights together – but also difficult moments. That creates a bond that is very close, especially at a club like Liverpool, one big family.”

“And then after a few years it’s suddenly over. I hope, but am actually quite sure, that the club manages to preserve that unique atmosphere of mutual connection for the future.”

Virgil Van Dijk made sure that Klopp’s final Wembley act was to lift a trophy after he had scored a brilliant injury-time header to snatch the Carabao Cup away from Chelsea.

Virgil said in a post-match interview:

“I had thought of this beforehand, because it ended a perfect day in the right way. My family was in the stands, it was an exciting game, and I scored the winning goal. All in all, that made me so incredibly proud as captain.”

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Van Dijk, who will turn 33 during the Euros in Germany this summer, is back in top form this season after conceding he was far from his best when Liverpool placed fifth last year. Now he has declared that he intends to win more trophies for both club and country in the coming months.