Virgil van Dijk reduced to tears during emotional Liverpool interview after Jurgen Klopp embrace

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk hugs Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk hugs Jurgen Klopp. -Credit:Sky Sports Premier League/X

An emotional Virgil van Dijk was left speechless after Jurgen Klopp's final match as Liverpool manager.

The Reds ended their campaign and the Germans' tenure on a high with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nelson Semedo was shown a red card for a reckless challenge on Alexis Mac Allister and within minutes, Liverpool capitalised on the numerical advantage.

The Argentine nodded past Jose Sa from Harvey Elliott's cross before Jarell Quansah netted his second in as many matches on the stroke of half-time.

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With the game edging towards a Liverpool win, Anfield erupted in a continuous loop of Klopp's 'I'm so glad' chant. After the full-time whistle, Klopp shook the hands of both players and the officials before sharing an embrace with his captain.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Van Dijk said: "I've got no words, it's an emotional day. Liverpool is special.

"It was always going to be a tough afternoon for everyone for different reasons, we wanted to win the game, do our job and then be very emotional after the game. We will be."

Discussing the build-up to Sunday's farewell for Klopp, the Dutchman added: "Difficult, very difficult but we did it and I'm proud of it.

"You can't prepare for these situations, moments but these things happen. It's been a good day, he deserves every bit of love that he's getting and the rest of the staff as well. Tough. Life goes on."

As well as Klopp, Liverpool bid farewell to Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara, as well as the coaching staff, such as assistants Pep Lijnders, Peter Krawietz, Vitor Matos, John Achterberg and Jack Robinson.