Why Jurgen Klopp will be at Champions League final after Liverpool exit

Jurgen Klopp will be at Wembley Stadium for the Champions League final
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Jurgen Klopp will be in attendance at Wembley Stadium for this evening's Champions League final.

Klopp has officially left his role as Liverpool manager after spending close to nine years in the Anfield dugout. The German has been replaced by Arne Slot, who has taken on the role of head coach starting today.

It was announced in January that Klopp would be leaving his role as Reds manager at the end of the campaign. Now Liverpool's season is over and Klopp will now venture into his next career path.

However, it seems that Klopp will be showing his close bond with one of his former employers at this year's Champions League final. Wembley Stadium plays host to the fixture between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

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Klopp revealed last month that he would be in attendance for the game after being invited by Dortmund. Klopp spent seven years as manager of the Bundesliga club, winning two league titles, and took charge of Dortmund's previous Champions League final appearance in 2013, which was also at Wembley.

"I have got an invitation now for the Champions League final," said Klopp on May 13 in one of his final interviews as Liverpool manager. "They said, 'I don't think he will come', but of course I will come, it's the Champions League final and I have nothing to do really!

"But then I need more tickets too. It's the first time in my life I'm asking for tickets - normally it's me who is always being asked! It's a really strange feeling. I never did, I never have had to ask for tickets. Now I am asking it really feels strange.

"That's one thing, besides that we didn't plan anything (after he leaves Liverpool). At the Euros we will watch games and have tickets for a few games. Being in Germany for a long time, meeting friends, nothing spectacular. Just easy-going, not planning a pre-season, I will definitely not do that, and not being involved in any transfer talks, which is such a difference. I'm really looking forward to it."