Thousands of fans queue outside M&S Bank Arena to say final goodbye to Jurgen Klopp

Huge queues have formed outside the M&S Bank Arena as Liverpool fans prepare to say an emotional goodbye to Jurgen Klopp.

The legendary Liverpool FC manager made the shock announcement that he was to leave his post at the end of the season back in January. The 56-year-old said he was "running out of energy" in an emotional statement to supporters.

Klopp's farewell gift to his adorning fans was the Carabao Cup back in February before an emotional final home gome against Wolves on Sunday, May 19. The Reds ran out 2-0 winners but the day belonged to the German as he said goodbye to the Kop one final time.

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As part of his farewell, thousands of fans have travelled to the M&S Bank Arena tonight, May 28, for An Evening with Jurgen Klopp, celebrating Klopp's legendary nine-year reign. Klopp will say a final goodbye tonight to the supporters he has forged such a special bond with across his incredible tenure.

Our reporter Courtney Eales spoke to fans outside the arena as they waited to make their way inside. Thousands of people waited patiently in the queue to say a final goodbye to Klopp.

Klopp will take part in a Q&A, hosted by comedian John Bishop and LFCTV presenter Peter McDowall, and share memorable stories from his time on Merseyside. The event will also feature performances from local bands, Lightning Seeds and The Zutons, as well as award-winning singer, Alfie Boe.

If you're going to the event, please say hello to our staff and share your memories of Jurgen Klopp's time at Anfield.

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