Liverpool skipper Virgil Van Dijk shares his reaction to Klopp’s announcement

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk shares what he feels on the decision of Jurgen Klopp leaving Liverpool next season. Virgil says that it will be a ‘tough one to take‘ decision of Liverpool boss. Considerably, the German manager recently announced that he will leave the Merseyside club at the end of this campaign.

However, the Dutchman has promised that he and his teammates will give their best to make Klopp’s final season one to remember.

Virgil shares what Klopp means for Liverpool and fans

It was the German who bought Virgil to the club for a club record fee. Since then, the duo won a Champions League, Premier League, both domestic cups and a Club World Cup. Moreover, they are also in a race for all four major competitions this season as well. Speaking in an interview, the centre-back said,

The manager means so much for us, to me, to the club. But he made the decision for him and his family. It was always going to be a tough one and it was definitely the case. He told us in private of course and all of us were together. It’s a hard one to take but our mindset is to focus on business. We have a lot of targets still to achieve this year and why not finish the season on a high and together with celebrations for the boss as well?

For us, it was also a very big day. But we have big targets this year and that’s definitely stressed by the manager as well. It will maybe even give you an extra boost to do that extra or maybe enjoy it a little bit even more together and make the last part of the season, the last bit of the manager’s time at the club, the best time he’s ever had. That’s what we strive for and that’s why it’s business as usual.”

Meanwhile, speculations for the new managerial role is now on for the Teds. Some targets like Xabi Alonso, Roberto De Zerbi, Ange Postecoglou and Thomas Frank are in the bucket list. Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, as well as the elite development coach Vítor Matos, will leave with Klopp as well. Moreover, Jorge Schmadtke will also be leaving the club after the end of January transfer window. This will make a lot of vacancies for the club to fill in the upcoming months.

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