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Jurgen Klopp passes the torch at Liverpool with classy Anfield gesture

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By Sarthak Joshi

Jurgen Klopp regales Liverpool fans with Arne Slot chant as new era beckons at Anfield

As he bid farewell to Anfield on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp made it apparent that Liverpool supporters should support his successor, Arne Slot. During his tearful parting speech, Klopp even sang the Dutchman’s name.

With a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield, Klopp’s nine-year tenure as manager came to an end. Goals from Jarell Quansah and Alexis Mac Allister in the first half of the game marked the 304th victory in his 489 games in charge.

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot is the upcoming Liverpool head coach, ready to replace Klopp next season. Liverpool agreed a £9.4 million deal with Feyenoord to allow Arne Slot to become the new Reds manager.

Following his acceptance of a succession of little trophies representing the victories since taking over in October 2015, Klopp instructed the Liverpool supporters to sing Slot’s name in unison.

“Actually, I have an idea. I heard the song (I’m So Glad) today a few times and you can do that, I am fine with that but let’s now see what the response will be to this: Arne Slot! La la la la.”

“Now imagine it next season where you are not waiting to see how it starts, no, you run into it and with a new manager you go all in. And you keep believing, which is what you do, you can push the team. Get on your toes before we score, I say we because I am one of you now. I love you to bits.”

It is clear that Klopp wants the Liverpool supporters to accept the new manager by setting up a base for him. He wants the fans to become used to the new chants before the actual arrival of the upcoming boss to make it easy for him to adapt.

Jurgen Klopp will certainly be missed by everyone
Jurgen Klopp will certainly be missed by everyone

Under Jurgen Klopp’s management, Liverpool won all major awards except the Europa League, and their 30-year wait for English championship glory came to an end with their win in the 2019–20 Premier League.

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It has been an emotional roller coaster for the fans as well as for the boss himself. The departure of Klopp from Anfield would undoubtedly leave a huge void that the Reds might struggle to fill for a while. It will be interesting to see how the club performs under the upcoming manager.