Jurgen Klopp Fights Back Tears As Fans Serenade Him at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp Fights Back Tears As Fans Serenade Him at Anfield

Fred Kennedy
updated at January 29, 2024 at 7:40 AM
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  • Jurgen Klopp announced on Friday he would be leaving Liverpool
  • The German said this will be his last season with the Merseysiders
  • Liverpool fans paid tribute to him during their clash vs Norwich City

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was nearly reduced to tears as fans serenaded him at Anfield on Sunday.

Klopp recently took the football world by surprise after announcing he would depart the club at the end of the season.

The German's announcement came as a big shock, especially considering that his future was not under immediate threat following his incredible spell with the club.

Jurgen Klopp oversees the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield. Photo by Joe Prior.
Jurgen Klopp oversees the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield. Photo by Joe Prior.
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According to Sky Sports, Klopp disclosed that he made the decision because he felt his energy levels were diminishing.

"I am running out of energy. I am absolutely fine now but I know I cannot do the job again and again and again," he said.

Fans seranade Klopp at Anfield

And on Sunday, fans serenaded the 56-year-old at Anfield as Liverpool took on Norwich City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The home supporters could be heard singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' to the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

SPORTbible reports that Klopp appeared emotional after being given a standing ovation as he made his way to the dugout.

Klopp later admitted he was overcome with emotions, saying:

“The atmosphere and people showing everything to me was wonderful, I loved it, great."
“I am not saying don’t do it anymore, people can do what they want but we need the atmosphere on the pitch," he added.

Liverpool won the tie 5-2 to qualify for the fifth round of the FA Cup, with Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, and Ryan Gravenberch, all finding the back of the net.

5 candidates likely to replace Klopp

After Klopp's statement about leaving Liverpool, Sports Brief analysed five potential candidates who could be considered for the managerial position.

Klopp has declared his decision to step down from the position as Liverpool coach at the end of the season, citing a depletion of energy.

Names such as club legends Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso, as well as Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi, have surfaced as the Reds enter the market for a replacement for the German gaffer.

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