Klopp bids farewell to Liverpool at the end of the season: “Saying goodbye is never nice. I know it will be hard”

It was goodbye week at Liverpool. The technician Jurgen Kloppwho will leave the club at the end of the season, spoke at the press conference: “Yes, definitely the most intense week of my life. I have said goodbye so often this week to so many people. These are already great moments. We must not pretend that let it be a normal week, because it’s not. But on the other hand, watching the match, I said it this week too: I’m a very pragmatic person and very often I try to save myself.

This is the last game of the season, yes, and after that there’s a holiday – that’s what I’ve had for the last 24 years. So, business as usual… knowing that everything around the game and during the game will be completely different. Yesterday the players greeted each other in their own way, we had a little barbecue here which was really nice. I was with the Chapel Street staff on Tuesday, and it was really, really nice. Another farewell party. Of course I had some very emotional moments in between.

There is a lot to do. I’m not sure, I don’t know exactly how many shirts I signed last week but there were quite a few, let me tell you. I’m not sure everyone has one now. But that’s all part of it. I don’t think saying goodbye is ever good, but saying goodbye without feeling sad or hurt would mean that the time spent together was unfair and not great. And we had a lot of fun, so it was always clear that it was going to be tough and I know it will be tough.”