Trent Alexander-Arnold Reveals How Jurgen Klopp’s Imminent Exit Has Motivated Liverpool Players

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Legendary Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, ending his nine-year stint with the club.

In January, the German tactician struck a bolt from the blue when he announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the season due to lack of energy.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool exit announcement was greeted with nostalgia by the Reds fans, who drowned Anfield with solidarity songs and flags during the German’s first game against Norwich after the announcement.

The announcement also came as a shock to Liverpool players. The Reds’ star striker Mohamed Salah admitted he learned about the announcement through the club’s captain Virgil van Dijk during a training session.

Klopp’s announcement was certainly set to be a shocker for Liverpool fans and players alike. However, Reds right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed the announcement was also a source of motivation for the players.

Speaking in an interview with Jamie Carragher on The Athletic, the England star said his teammate and club’s skipper Virgil van Dijk had charged the players to give Jurgen Klopp a befitting send-off by stepping up their game for the remaining months of action.

Jamie Carragher had asked Trent whether the Liverpool players had been moved to end the season on a good note in the wake of Klopp’s announcement, and he replied in the affirmative, citing how Van Dijk had motivated the squad ahead of Klopp’s imminent exit.

“100 per cent. That was something that Virgil (van Dijk) said to us all after Jurgen had told us,’ the Liverpool star explained

‘He said: ‘This is huge news that’s going to rock the footballing world but we can’t let it distract us, we have to use it as motivation.

‘The manager has led us to so much success, he’s enabled us to fulfill our dreams, so we owe it to him to give everything we possibly can to give him the best send-off.’

Jurgen Klopp is likely to exit Liverpool on a high, having bagged his first trophy this season, defeating Chelsea to win the EFL Cup. He has led the team to go two points clear of the Premier League table after the 2-1 win over Brighton.

They are also in the last four of the Europa League where they will face Atalanta next week. As things stand, Klopp could leave Anfield winning a treble, taking his trophy tally with the club to nine.

We reported earlier Jurgen Klopp has made his feelings clear on Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi as one of his potential successors as next Liverpool boss.

The Italian tactician was heavily linked to the Liverpool job but is now falling off the pecking order of potential successors with Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim leading the race, as per the Mail.

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