Connect with us

World

Top of the Klopps! Jurgen Klopp marks his Liverpool farewell by dancing on stage alongside a rapping John Barnes and strolling through the city centre with a drink in hand as he enjoys a final night out with his players

Published

on

Jurgen Klopp marked his Liverpool farewell with a night on the town with his players – before dancing on stage alongside a rapping John Barnes.

The outgoing Reds boss was pictured laughing and holding a drink as he strolled through the city centre in a black shirt and jeans, flanked by his squad and club legends including Kenny Dalglish.

Video footage then also emerged of the German, now with his trademark cap flipped backwards, busting dance moves on a stage in front of a crowd.

He was joined on the podium by former Anfield favourite Barnes, who appeared to be rapping and performing a version of Rappers Delight by The Sugarhill Gang.

The 56-year-old was also joined by the players and coaches on stage for a rendition of The Best by Tina Turner, as the club celebrated the end of his memorable nine-year reign as manager.  

Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool squad celebrate his tenure at a farewell party at the Titanic Hotel on Sunday night 

The German was spotted strolling through the city centre with a drink in hand that night as he enjoyed a final evening out with his players and staff

The German was spotted strolling through the city centre with a drink in hand that night as he enjoyed a final evening out with his players and staff

Mo Salah arrived at the party to celebrate the seven years he worked with the German manager at Anfield

Mo Salah arrived at the party to celebrate the seven years he worked with the German manager at Anfield  

Klopp enjoying his evening out in the company of UFC star Paddy Pimblett (left of Klopp) after calling on time on his nine-year reign as Liverpool manager

Klopp enjoying his evening out in the company of UFC star Paddy Pimblett (left of Klopp) after calling on time on his nine-year reign as Liverpool manager 

The entire Liverpool squad were seen out in the city centre last night as part of Klopp's leaving party

The entire Liverpool squad were seen out in the city centre last night as part of Klopp’s leaving party 

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish also made an appearance at the party

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish also made an appearance at the party 

In his final game in charge on Monday, Klopp’s side recorded a 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield after first-half goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Jarell Quansah.

After the full-time whistle, Klopp took to the pitch to address the home crowd and thank them for their unwavering support throughout his time at the club. 

Later that evening, he was spotted enjoying a final night out with his players and staff – including Virgil van Dijk , Darwin Núñez and Mo Salah – at the Titanic Hotel.  

The venue hosted a sit-down meal, before turning into a late night party which saw Barnes and Klopp take to the stage. 

The video of Klopp’s performance with Barnes was posted onto social media by X account Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) with the caption: ‘My manager’.

Klopp, who famously introduced himself as ‘the normal one’ in his first Liverpool press conference, leaves Anfield having won seven major trophies for the club – including the Premier League and the Champions League.

He had previously said he was glad to be leaving the club in a good position after enjoying a trophy laden career, as Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold could not hold back the tears after embracing their manager following his final game.

Addressing the crowd in an emotional farewell on Sunday, Klopp said: ‘I’m completely surprised, I thought I’m already in pieces, to be honest, but I’m not. I’m so happy, I can’t believe it.

‘I’m so happy about you all, about the atmosphere, about the game, about being part of this family, about us, how we celebrated this day. It’s just incredible. Thank you so much. 

‘Honestly, for whatever reason, it doesn’t feel like an end. It just feels like the start, because I saw today a football team playing full of talent, full of youth, full of creativity, full of desire, full of grit.

Klopp was seen strolling through the city centre with his players and staff following their 2-0 win against Wolves at Anfield in his final game in charge

Klopp was seen strolling through the city centre with his players and staff following their 2-0 win against Wolves at Anfield in his final game in charge 

Virgil van Dijk leads the Liverpool players into the Titanic Hotel as they finished the Premier League season in third place

Virgil van Dijk leads the Liverpool players into the Titanic Hotel as they finished the Premier League season in third place  

Darwin Nunez arriving at the Titanic Hotel to celebrate Klopp's farewell

Darwin Nunez arriving at the Titanic Hotel to celebrate Klopp’s farewell 

Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez and Dominik Szoboszlai were just some of the big name players seen celebrating with Klopp last night

Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez and Dominik Szoboszlai were just some of the big name players seen celebrating with Klopp last night  

Jurgen Klopp produced an emotional final speech to the Liverpool crowd on Sunday afternoon

Jurgen Klopp produced an emotional final speech to the Liverpool crowd on Sunday afternoon

‘That’s one part of development, that’s what you need obviously, but obviously since a few weeks I got absolutely too much attention, it’s really uncomfortable, but in this time I realised a lot of things.

‘People told me I turned them from doubters into believers, that’s not true. Believing is an active act, you have to do it yourself. I just said we have to, you did it. That is a big difference.

‘And who tells you, nobody tells you now to stop believing, because this club is in a better moment than, not ever, maybe ever, I’d have to ask Kenny (Dalglish). Probably ever…since a long time (ago), let me say it like that.

‘So we have this wonderful stadium, we have this wonderful training center, we have you, the super power of world football, wow.

‘We decide if they are worried or excited. We decide if we believe or if we don’t believe. We decide if we trust or we don’t trust. 

‘Since today I am once of you, and I keep believing in you. I stay a believer, one hundred percent.’ 

During that speech, he began singing the name of his Dutch successor Arne Slot – who last week confirmed he would be taking over after Liverpool agreed a compensation package that could reach £9.42million with his current employers Feyenoord. 

Klopp then carried out his trademark fist-bumps in front of the Kop as he took the adulation of the fans. 

Players and staff did a guard of honour for the German coach after their win over Wolves

Players and staff did a guard of honour for the German coach after their win over Wolves

Virgil van Dijk was in tears as he hugged Klopp on the pitch after his final match at the club

Virgil van Dijk was in tears as he hugged Klopp on the pitch after his final match at the club

Klopp then chanted the name of his Liverpool successor, Arne Slot, after his last game

Klopp then chanted the name of his Liverpool successor, Arne Slot, after his last game

Klopp waved goodbye to the Anfield crowd after their 2-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday

Klopp waved goodbye to the Anfield crowd after their 2-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday

As his players watched on, Alexander-Arnold was also seen crying, having played all of his professional club football under Klopp.

After the match, Klopp produces an emotional message and he addressed his Liverpool players for the final time.

In a video that appeared on Liverpool’s official account on X, he said: ‘I love you, that’s all I can say.

‘The football you are able to play is absolutely ridiculous. I can’t wait, watching you developing, making the next steps. We come in third. I don’t even know yet who became champions.

‘You can do that again. I said to you this morning. There might be some people that say to you ‘that’s not enough’, I tell you, they don’t have a clue about football. Could we have done better in moments? Yes, of course, that’s always possible.

‘But did we do better than you can usually expect? Oh yes, because it takes longer to become a top team again, and you did that like this (clicks fingers).

‘Then my expectations went (high) and then we couldn’t keep the pace. That’s the problem a little bit.

‘Guys, we come in third in the first season with Liverpool 2.0 and from now on with new energy from outside, with new influences, with new push, proving yourselves, that’s good for squeezing everything out of your career.

‘I just want to say, I love you. It was absolutely outstanding. Thank you for the ride, I’m so proud of you and I’m so proud that I have been allowed to be part of this. Thank you very much, and the sky is the limit for you boys’.

Klopp produced an emotional final speech to his players after his final match in charge

Klopp produced an emotional final speech to his players after his final match in charge

Klopp also revealed his plans to retreat into a private life following his departure from the Premier League club. 

He told reporters in his last post-match press conference: ‘A private life must be planned and I didn’t plan anything yet because I was here. 

‘Probably Ulla (Sandrock, his wife) will update me where we go but I follow happily.

‘I don’t know exactly why nobody believes I probably will not be a manager again but I understand because obviously it seems to be a drug, because everybody comes back and everyone works until they are 70-something.

‘Other people can do it in different ways, I have to be all-in, I have to be the spark, I have to be the energy, I have to be all these kind of things and I’m empty.

‘You only have to look outside which clubs are obviously available. There will be opportunities, but I don’t sit here and think, “Maybe in a year’s time I take that.”‘

Continue Reading