Already, the aftermath is expected after Jurgen Klopp leaves. For now, the players are agitated.
Virgil van Dijk was not sure about renewing his contract with Liverpool. Rather, he shocked me by saying that he could leave Liverpool.마카오토토도메인
The Sun, a British media outlet, said on the 30th (Korean time) that “Coach Klopp is voluntarily resigning from Liverpool, and immediately there were question marks over Van Dyke’s renewal of his contract. Perhaps this could be the beginning of the departure of major Liverpool players.”
Asked whether he would sign an extension with Liverpool, Van Dyck said, “It’s a very important question. I don’t know. There will be big things for Liverpool in the future. There are so many things that are expected to change, not just the coach. I’m very curious about what direction it will go. I don’t know when it will be, but I’ll judge it based on the situation. At this point, I can’t answer about renewing the contract.”
Van Dyck also expressed his affection for Klopp. “I am sure that Klopp’s era will come to an end. I am very happy that I am still a part of that era. That is why he does not like to answer questions about his future after Klopp leaves the club. “I am still playing with Klopp,” he said. “That is my main interest. We will know whether he will renew his contract or not until the end of the season. I will make a decision when it becomes clearer what the Liverpool club wants.”
Van Dijk has 18 months left on his contract with Liverpool. Liverpool still sees Van Dijk, the center of defense, as a major asset for the team. He wants to keep Van Dijk in his team’s future plans with an extension this summer.
Van Dijk, on the other hand, made it clear that he would focus on this season. He left room for renewal of his contract and the possibility for him to leave at the same time. “Nothing really changed after Klopp’s resignation,” Van Dijk said. “A lot will change after this season ends. But not for now. We have to keep doing the same thing. It’s easy to say, but it’s not easy. I feel that maintaining composure is important for us.”
“It’s more of a noise that’s not necessary to already say what’s going to happen next year. For now, we have to finish what’s in front of us. What’s going to happen after the season is over is a problem for Liverpool clubs to solve,” he stressed.
Klopp will step down as Liverpool coach at the end of this season. Liverpool announced on its official channel on the 26th, “Klopp announced to the club that he would leave the team this summer. And after this season, I decided to step down as Liverpool coach.”
It was shocking unexpected news. Recently, Klopp showed no signs of leaving Liverpool. He has led Liverpool for more than eight years and made it the best team in Europe. However, Klopp explained how he left Liverpool through his official channel.
Klopp said, “The first time I hear this news, I will shock a lot of people. But I can definitely explain it. I love everything about Liverpool. I love everything about the city, everything about our supporters, the team and the staff. But I made this decision because I was convinced that it was right to leave the team,” adding, “I don’t know how to say it. The energy is at the bottom. Obviously, I already knew for a long time that I will have to announce it someday. There is no problem at all now. I know that I can’t keep doing it again and again and again.”
The decision was made a long time ago. “I already spoke to the club last November. My job is to direct training at the touchline, but in reality, most of it revolves around activities like this. When the season starts, that means I’m already planning for the next season. When we all sit down and decide on a potential transfer, or where to go next pre-season, I wasn’t sure I would be here then. Last season was a very difficult season and there were times when other teams decided to part ways. But that didn’t happen with Liverpool,” Klopp said, expressing his long-standing thoughts on his future.
Klopp then said, “For me, getting the team back on track was so, so, so important. That was all I had in mind. And when I realized that getting to the top happened early, Liverpool was a really good team with great potential. And I started to think about myself and that was the result. It’s not what I want to do, it’s just what I thought was 100 percent right.”
Klopp made it clear that he wanted to leave Liverpool. As you can see from his remarks, Klopp was still full of affection for Liverpool. However, affection alone could not continue as Liverpool manager. It can be seen that Klopp is currently somewhat exhausted.
After taking the helm of Liverpool in 2015, Klopp succeeded in regaining the team’s reputation. At that time, Liverpool had long aspired to win the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Upon taking the helm, Klopp gave Liverpool his own color. On top of that, he strengthened his squad by recruiting Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Fairyzil van Dijk.
In the end, Coach Klopp’s Liverpool won the European Champions League in the 2018-19 season. At that time, Liverpool met Tottenham Hotspur in the final and won 2-0 to lift the big year. The following season, in the 2019-20 season, he won the much-awaited English Premier League title. The triangle formation of Salah, Mane, and Roberto Firmino showed off a powerful attack. In addition, the defense team centered on Van Dyke showed solid performance.
However, after a brief spell of glory, Liverpool under Klopp appeared to falter afterwards. The 2020-21 season was the season when Klopp faced his biggest crisis since his appointment as Liverpool manager. As the entire season was plagued by injuries to the players, the overall performance of the team deteriorated. Liverpool has been in an orderly fashion throughout the season.