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Jurgen Klopp will continue role at Liverpool despite leaving as manager

Jurgen Klopp will continue role at Liverpool despite leaving as manager

He opened up about his Liverpool departure during a special Q&A event this week.

Jurgen Klopp's time at Liverpool has entered a new era.

The 56-year-old, who departed Anfield for pastures new at the end of the season, said a final farewell to a sell-out crowd on Tuesday as he held back tears on numerous occasions.

The departing German held an exclusive Q&A for supporters in attendance as he discussed his biggest regret, Arne Slot and his special connection with Liverpool Football Club.

In fact, that bond was summed up during the event, when it was announced that Klopp would become an ambassador for Liverpool whilst still being involved with the LFC foundation.

All proceeds from the event went to the LFC Foundation, who aim to create life changing opportunities for children and young people in the community.

Speaking at the event, an emotional Klopp said: "We would love to help if we can. I got the key to the city, and it means so much more than you might think.

“It is incredible, absolutely incredible, because obviously over the years we learned a lot about each other, but I’m still German.

“I was here for nine years in England, we don’t do these kinds of things [in Germany], to get the key to the city, I’m not sure in Germany what you have to do for that, but it’s not just coaching the football team.

“It means a lot and it comes with responsibility, and I love to live this responsibility as much as we can.”

Here's how fans on social media reacted to the news.

One said: "Last night it was announced that Klopp is still going to be an ambassador of Liverpool and that he will still be involved with the foundation. If this doesn’t sum up this man, than nothing else will."

A second wrote: "Jurgen Klopp epitomises everything that Liverpool stands for and he just gets the club and fans without even needing to try. He was our generational Shankly that we possibly won’t see again. What a man!"

A third said: "Best news of the day," while a fourth added: "Made up to read that...absolutely adore this man."

As mentioned earlier, Klopp also commented on his successor Arne Slot, who will officially take up the position of head coach on June 1.

"He’s a good guy and it was a really good talk," he said. "I spoke to pretty much everybody of the new leadership team. He’s a really good manager.

“Arne or whoever, has my number and can always call me, but I don’t think it’s necessary.

“Now there will be changes. Different people responsible for different things is probably the right way. It’s not that I wanted to do it like that (have so much responsibility). It just developed in that direction with lots ending up on my desk.

“We created a real good basis for the next manager so the club can go from there. It’s really important what you leave behind. The team is good. There will be a few changes and youth is coming up so nobody has to worry about the club. I want to look at Liverpool and think, ‘Wow, they won again, fantastic’.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League