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Liverpool wonderkid 'could leave' after Jurgen Klopp exit as 'dream club' revealed

Liverpool wonderkid 'could leave' after Jurgen Klopp exit as 'dream club' revealed

One of Liverpool's most impressive youngsters could end up departing the club

One of Liverpool’s most promising young players could leave the club due to his dad’s dream.

Jurgen Klopp broke the heart of every Liverpool fan at the end of January by announcing he would be departing the club at the end of the season.

The German manager has become an icon at Anfield, winning every trophy available to him and completely transforming the squad.

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is the favourite to replace him in the dugout and Klopp has been steadily building a team capable of challenging in the Premier League by blooding youngsters into the first-team - as showcased in the incredible Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea.

However, one of the club’s most talented youngsters could follow Klopp out of the exit door if he is to follow his dad’s dream.

Bobby Clark, son of Newcastle hero Lee, has emerged as a regular first-team option for Klopp after signing for Liverpool from the Tyneside club in 2021 for a fee of £1.5m.

The 19-year-old has featured 11 times this season and netted his first goal for the club during the 6-1 demolition of Sparta Prague in the Europa League.

Despite his rise to the first-team, Clark’s dad one day wishes to see him return to St. James Park.

“My ultimate wish would absolutely be to see Bobby playing for Newcastle,” he told No Tippy Tappy Football.

“I don’t know how many father and son combinations have both appeared for the club.”

Bobby Clark scored his first goal for Liverpool against Sparta Prague
Bobby Clark scored his first goal for Liverpool against Sparta Prague

Fortunately for Liverpool fans, Clark believes it will be later in his career when his son could consider returning to the North East, similar to Alan Shearer.

He added: “I was lucky enough to play for them 265 times and, who knows, he might have to do an Alan Shearer and come back! That would be my dream.”

Klopp’s bombshell announcement took everyone by surprise, including his players. Clark revealed his son texted him as soon as a team meeting ended at the AXA Training Centre to inform them of his decision.

“On the Wednesday evening after beating Fulham, Bobby and the lads were feeling sky high because they had helped the team reach the Carabao Cup final.

“But the next morning, Jurgen called a team meeting to announce that he was leaving. That is a great example of the ups and downs of football.

“Bobby texted me and said, ‘Dad, I need to speak to you’ – I thought something bad had happened to him personally. He told me that Jurgen was leaving and I was gutted, so just imagine how the players felt. Now it seems to have galvanised the group even more. They want to make it a memorable season for the boss when he leaves.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Xabi Alonso, Newcastle United, Premier League, Europa League