Jurgen Klopp: Funniest Moments of Departing Liverpool Boss As His Tenure Comes to an End

Jurgen Klopp: Funniest Moments of Departing Liverpool Boss As His Tenure Comes to an End

Martin Moses
updated at May 14, 2024 at 9:52 AM
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  • Jurgen Klopp will leave his post as Liverpool manager on May 19
  • Klopp will leave having won every trophy his side competed in
  • Sports Brief looks at his funniest moments as Liverpool manager

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Jurgen Klopp took everyone by surprise in late January when he announced that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.

The German boss turned the sleeping giants into a formidable force in Europe once again, winning every trophy during his glorious reign at least once.

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Jurgen Klopp smiles on the touchline during Liverpool's game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on April 7, 2024. Photo by Paul Ellis.
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His final year will sadly end with only the Carabao Cup but the impact he will leave in Merseyside is indelible. Much has been said about his greatest wins, greatest signings, how he turned normal players into world-class talents and much more about his overall legacy.

Jurgen Klopp's funniest moments as Liverpool manager

But as Klopp begins his final journey as the Reds' boss, we take a little detour and look at his funniest moments. Klopp has a funny bone as much as he has tactical ingenuity.

You don't believe us? Fine. Find out for yourself.

1. Lucas Leiva, what are you doing?

In 2016, during the Merseyside derby, Lucas Leiva scuffed his shot wide after a sustained period of possession from Liverpool.

The Brazilian was a midfield powerhouse but never really had his shooting boots on. As soon as he took the poor shot, the cameras panned to Klopp in the dugout, who laughed uncontrollably.

2. Move over Kendrick - when Klopp rapped

Well, after you win your first Champions League title as manager, not many people are allowed to dictate how you are supposed to celebrate.

After beating Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 final, Klopp broke into rap and song in the press conference.

"Let's talk about six baby!"

3. When Klopp pulled his hamstring

In the 2022/2023 season, Liverpool vs Tottenham at Anfield served as one of the most entertaining games in Premier League history.

The hosts blew a three-goal lead, with Richarlison scoring in stoppage time. However, Diogo Jota ran up the other end immediately after the restart and scored the winner, sending Anfield into delirium. Klopp ran around amok and ended up tearing his hamstring.

4. Thiago Alcântara and Darwin Nunez

In the same game against Tottenham, Klopp brought Darwin Nunez from the bench, but rather than pass instructions to his striker, Thiago Alcântara crept behind him and spoke with the Uruguayan.

Klopp seemed perplexed by Alcântara's actions and gave him a hilarious look as the midfielder went back to the bench.

5. When Klopp fell in love with the translator

Ahead of a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, the former Borussia Dortmund manager was amused by a French translator's voice.

So long, Klopp.

Emotional Klopp thanks Liverpool fans

Sports Brief has also reported that Klopp thanked Liverpool's away supporters for the final time on May 13.

The penultimate game of Klopp's Liverpool career ended in a dramatic way, as Aston Villa came from two goals down to tie the game at three-all.

Klopp's final game will be on May 19 at Anfield against Wolves.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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