Liverpool announces special Jürgen Klopp event after shelving trophy parade plans

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Liverpool has announced it will bid farewell to Jürgen Klopp at a special event later this month. The Reds boss has just two matches remaining, with a trip to Aston Villa to come before a final day farewell against Wolves.

It had been hoped that the Klopp era would end with more silverware but Liverpool's title push has faltered in recent weeks. There were plans in place for a trophy parade, had Klopp's men won the Premier League or Europa League.

Those proposals have now been shelved but Liverpool will stage a farewell to its departing German boss after the end of the season. The special evening, titled 'An Evening with Jurgen Klopp and Special Guests', is scheduled for Tuesday May 28 at the M&S Bank Arena.

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Comedian and supporter John Bishop will be overseeing the festivities, with music to come from The Lightning Seeds, The Zutons and Alfie Boe. There will also be a Q&A session for fans to get a glimpse into the moments that have defined Klopp's era.

On the event, Klopp told Liverpool's official website: "This is going to be a very special night, with lots of fantastic memories shared and plenty of great music too. I'm really looking forward to spending it with our fans, the heartbeat of this wonderful and unique club."

Klopp, who has become synonymous with the spirit of Liverpool, shared his affinity for the city earlier this week: "I could have grown up here, definitely," he said.

"I'm not a city person, I'm obviously from the countryside so if I don't say hello to the lady in the street, when I arrived at home she'd call my mum and say, 'what's wrong with your boy? '. So that would never happen in a big city. But a little bit... Liverpool kept that."

"The main thing is still the people - the togetherness, the connection, the heart - I knew I will love being here. It became home for us and that's pretty special and we feel really blessed and privileged we got that opportunity."

The upcoming event, which will also serve as a fundraiser, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the LFC Foundation, offers a unique moment for supporters to show their appreciation for the manager. says: Supporters will be desperate to get their hands on tickets to bid farewell to Klopp later this month. It is going to be an emotional occasion against Wolves on the final day at Anfield with tributes planned to the departing German. He insists he hasn't given it much thought yet but his last day is looming large.

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