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Alisson hails ‘eternal’ Liverpool boss Klopp ahead of farewell

The Brazil international has enjoyed the journey at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson described Jurgen Klopp as “eternal” ahead of his final match in charge against Wolves tomorrow.

Klopp bows out after over eight years in the Anfield hot-seat, over which time the club have landed eight major trophies.

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The German brought Alisson to the club and the Brazil international has repaid him by becoming an integral part of their success.

He told Liverpool’s official website: “It will be a lot [of emotion] for sure.

“I [can] tell by myself these moments are not so easy to deal with; to say goodbyes. But everybody will be on that mood [and] really emotional. I think you get emotional when you realise how good was the spirit [and] how good was the journey.

“The gaffer gave the opportunity not only for the players to be part of this successful team, but he gave [that] to the supporters as well. He made the supporters feel part of that. I think that’s why everybody will be so emotional.”

Klopp’s shoes will be hard to fill with Feyenoord boss Arne Slot expected to be confirmed as his successor in the coming weeks.

And Alisson is convinced Klopp leaves a legacy at Anfield that will survive for many generations.

He added: “Everybody here at the building at AXA [Training Centre] will feel his departure and all of his staff.

“But what this man made here [and] what he creates here is a legacy. Legacies last longer than trophies… he’ll be eternal. He’ll be amongst the eternal managers and eternal figures and eternal people of this club.”

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.