Jurgen Klopp fights back tears as Sky Sports show him video of past and present Liverpool stars

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp -Credit:Sky Sports

Jurgen Klopp held back tears after watching an emotional tribute from past and present Liverpool players.

Klopp will leave Anfield after nine years as Liverpool manager, during which time he won eight major trophies. The most recent came in February, when the Reds won the Carabao Cup, adding to a collection that also includes the Champions League and Premier League.

It was back in January that Klopp first announced that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. Ever since, there has been intense speculation about who could replace the German in the Anfield hotseat, with Arne Slot expected to take charge later this summer.

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Ahead of Liverpool's Premier League finale against Wolves, Sky Sports posted a video in which Klopp watched tributes from Liverpool players past and present. The tributes included messages from current members of the squad, including Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Former players including Adam Lallana and James Milner, as well as club legends Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Sir Kenny Dalglish, also sent their messages to Klopp. As the tributes continued, Klopp could be seen holding back the tears as he was visibly emotional watching the video.

"Oh, wow. I think we can all agree, like us or not, Liverpool is a very, very special club," Klopp told Sky Sports after watching the tributes to his legacy.

"Everything. What we do here feels to us that it means more. Of course, people will say we only won one Premier League and that's absolutely fine because it's true.

"Am I interested? No. Why should I? It doesn't define you as a human being. If you want five or six trophies, it defines you as a human being.

"How hard you tried it, nearly nine years. It's such a big part of your life. We spent them together and everybody feels the same. It was worth it."

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