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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp leads Anfield in music for Arne Slot

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Jürgen Klopp mentioned farewell to Liverpool on Sunday by singing the title of his successor, Arne Slot, in entrance of the membership’s supporters.

Klopp’s 8½-year reign as supervisor got here to an finish with a 2-0 win towards Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield, with first-half objectives from Alexis Mac Allister and Jarell Quansah sealing a 305th victory in his 491 video games in cost.

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Feyenoord coach Slot confirmed on Friday that he can be changing Klopp at Anfield subsequent season. After Klopp was introduced with a sequence of miniature trophies to replicate these gained since taking cost in October 2015, he instructed the Liverpool followers to observe him by chanting Slot’s title.

“The brand new supervisor, I need you to sing his title,” Klopp mentioned. “Arne Slot, na na na na na! When the following season begins, go full throttle into it with the brand new supervisor. Once you begin, you retain believing. Do not cease believing.

“I noticed lots of people crying, similar to me too, however change is sweet. In the event you go together with proper perspective and every part will probably be high-quality.

“There was such a protracted lead-up to today and it was actually intense. I had my unhealthy moments as properly however, thank God, not as we speak. I am simply grateful for what occurs. If you end up in it, you neglect generally how nice it’s. You’re taking it as a right. Now I stand right here, I am simply so completely satisfied I am part of the membership’s historical past. It is fantastic.”

Liverpool gained each main honour except for the Europa League below Klopp and the membership’s 2019-20 Premier League success ended its 30-year quest to be champions of England.

Having revealed his choice to face down in January, current weeks have been constructing as much as Klopp’s remaining sport as supervisor. The 56-year-old mentioned it has been an emotional curler coaster for him not too long ago.

“I am stunned I am not already in items,” he mentioned. “I am so completely satisfied, I am unable to consider it. The environment, the sport, being a part of this household, how we rejoice at this stadium. Thanks a lot.

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“It does not really feel like an finish, simply looks like a begin. I noticed a group stuffed with creativity, need. Since a number of weeks I’ve had an excessive amount of consideration, however on this time I realised quite a lot of issues.

“Individuals instructed me I turned you from doubter to believer, that is not true. Believing is what you do your self, you probably did it. No person tells you to cease believing, this membership is in a greater second than for a very long time.

“We resolve if we’re apprehensive or excited. We resolve when you consider or do not consider, belief or do not belief. Since as we speak I’m one among you and I consider in you,” Klopp mentioned.

“The opposite golf equipment, with probably the most cash and the perfect managers, they win it. We did not have the perfect supervisor and by no means had the perfect group however for some time we performed the perfect soccer and I really like that.

“We’re a rock-solid membership and do not overspend. Individuals say, ‘You did not spend sufficient.’ What the heck would you like? I simply perceive this from the Liverpool means.”

In the meantime, Feyenoord coach Arne Slot took cost of his final match with the Dutch membership earlier than he takes over at Liverpool subsequent season, and was greeted with banners emblazoned with “stroll on, stroll on,” a line from the anthem shared by each his outdated and new membership’s followers.

Feyenoord mentioned goodbye to their coach on Sunday with an empathic 4-0 win within the house derby towards Excelsior, two days after Slot confirmed he can be the following supervisor at Anfield.

Supporters chanted Slot’s title for a lot of the match in a poignant farewell as Feyenoord completed second to PSV Eindhoven within the Dutch league standings.

The 45-year-old Slot had steered Feyenoord to solely a second championship in 23 years once they gained the title on the finish of the 2022-23 season.

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