All posts tagged: Klopp

Van Dijk wants to be part of Liverpool transition after Klopp leaves

Van Dijk wants to be part of Liverpool transition after Klopp leaves

[ad_1] Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk said he is happy at the Premier League club and wants to be part of the transition once manager Juergen Klopp departs. The 32-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of the 2024-25 season, with British media reporting that the Dutch international is a target for Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. After Klopp announced his departure in January, Van Dijk said he was unsure about his future but the defender now looks set to remain at the club, who are expected to name Arne Slot as their next manager. “The focus is now on the last two games and then the club will focus on who the new manager is and there will be a big transition and I am part of that,” Van Dijk told British media. “There is nothing for me to discuss (regarding my future) because there is no news. Like I said, I am very happy here, I love the club and you can see that as well. It’s a big part of my life already. …

Jurgen Klopp lets rip at TNT Sports in rant about Liverpool fixtures

Jurgen Klopp lets rip at TNT Sports in rant about Liverpool fixtures

[ad_1] Telegraph Sport has been told a number of stakeholders and factors are taken into consideration when it comes to Premier League fixture scheduling, including fans’ travel arrangements, clubs competing in other competitions, broadcast slots and local authority matters including policing. A ban was also introduced three years ago on TNT picking teams for the Saturday 12.30pm slot if they were playing away in the Champions League the Wednesday night beforehand. TNT is also prohibited from selecting a single club for that slot on more than six occasions. Klopp still furious at VAR howler in Liverpool defeat to Tottenham Klopp says he has ‘500 reasons’ for wanting to beat Tottenham this weekend following the controversial meeting of the sides earlier this season. Liverpool were denied a legal Luis Diaz goal in their 2-1 defeat to Spurs in October, VAR failing to communicate correctly that the Colombian was onside. The PGMOL admitted ‘significant human error’ after the audio revealed a shambolic process which failed to inform referee Simon Cooper to give the goal. Klopp remains livid …

Klopp subdued as Liverpool’s title challenge fizzles out

Klopp subdued as Liverpool’s title challenge fizzles out

[ad_1] LONDON : Juergen Klopp said he was not thinking about whether Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge was over after his side dropped points at West Ham United on Saturday, but admitted that rivals Arsenal and Manchester City were unlikely to trip up. “I don’t think about it really,” a tired-looking Klopp told reporters. “I said before we need to win our games; we didn’t win the game – that doesn’t improve our situation massively. “Do they (City and Arsenal) look like they will lose two or three games? No, I don’t think so.” The Reds’ recent poor form, which has seen them take just five points from their last five league games, has effectively ended their chances of winning the league. While they are only two points behind Arsenal and one behind second-placed City, their rivals have games in hand and recent performances suggest they are not likely to falter. Liverpool, by contrast, have looked physically and mentally exhausted as the pressure of Klopp’s impending departure has seemingly weighed on an injury-hit squad. The …

‘There’s going to be fire if I speak’: Salah adds fuel to touchline row with Klopp | Liverpool

‘There’s going to be fire if I speak’: Salah adds fuel to touchline row with Klopp | Liverpool

[ad_1] Mohamed Salah ruined Jürgen Klopp’s attempt to play down his touchline row with the winger by saying there would be “fire” if he stopped to speak after Liverpool’s faltering title challenge suffered another blow in their 2-2 draw at West Ham. Salah, who was dropped after Liverpool’s midweek defeat at Everton, cut a disgruntled figure while he was waiting to come off the bench at the London Stadium. The winger reacted badly after Klopp, whose side were chasing a late winner after squandering a 2-1 lead, tried to speak to him. The incident ended with Darwin Núñez, another substitute, having to pull Salah away from Liverpool’s manager. Klopp, who is set to be replaced by Feyenoord’s Arne Slot at the end of the season, did not want to dwell on the incident. “We spoke about it in the dressing room and that is done for me,” he said. Asked if Salah was also ready to move on, Klopp added: “That was my impression.” But Salah did not appear to be happy when he walked …

Arne Slot: Liverpool reach agreement in principle with Feyenoord over who will succeed Jurgen Klopp | UK News

Arne Slot: Liverpool reach agreement in principle with Feyenoord over who will succeed Jurgen Klopp | UK News

[ad_1] Feyenoord boss Arne Slot is set to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager. It comes after the clubs reached an agreement in principle over a compensation package for Slot to move to Merseyside from the Netherlands. The Dutch manager has two years left on his contract and Liverpool are thought to have agreed to pay Feyenoord £7.7m (€9m), plus £1.7m (€2m) in add-ons, Sky Sports News understands. The 45-year-old featured on Liverpool’s list of candidates to replace the Liverpool boss from the start – and topped it when they finished due diligence on all the key criteria. Dutch newspaper AD reported that Feyenoord and Liverpool held positive discussions and only the final details need to be decided for Slot to join the Premier League club. Slot, who last year led the Rotterdam club to only their second league title this century, has said it is “clear I would like to go to Liverpool”. On Thursday, he said he was confident a deal would be agreed. “Everybody understands Feyenoord will want to receive as much …

Liverpool truth post-Jürgen Klopp bombshell clear as nonsense myth should be quickly debunked

Liverpool truth post-Jürgen Klopp bombshell clear as nonsense myth should be quickly debunked

[ad_1] When Jürgen Klopp dropped the bombshell news that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, it took a while for most Reds fans to come to terms with the announcement. Now with six matches remaining — and only two at Anfield — it is starting to feel a little more real. It remains to be seen who his successor will be — Rúben Amorim, of course, is under consideration, but he isn’t the only one — and there is still time to work all of that out, but the gaping hole that the German will leave behind is vast. In many ways, Klopp is irreplaceable. Whatever happens before the end of the season, though, one narrative that is beginning to seep out in some quarters needs to be quashed. If Liverpool ends this season with ‘only’ the Carabao Cup, it will not be Klopp’s January statement of his intention to leave that is the reason behind that. READ MORE: Liverpool $64m transfer could ‘accelerate’ for Rúben Amorim as summer priority …

‘If we fail, fail in the most beautiful way’: Klopp calls for special Liverpool display | Liverpool

‘If we fail, fail in the most beautiful way’: Klopp calls for special Liverpool display | Liverpool

[ad_1] Jürgen Klopp evoked memories of Liverpool’s famous Champions League comeback against Barcelona before their Europa League quarter-final second leg with Atalanta and said: “If we fail, then let’s fail in the most beautiful way.” Liverpool find themselves in a similar predicament to that unforgettable 2019 semi-final second leg with a 3-0 deficit to overturn against the Italian team on Thursday. Klopp was reluctant to draw comparisons with the Barcelona game, on the basis of Liverpool’s poor performance against Atalanta last Thursday and the absence of the Anfield factor. But he admitted the situation reminded him of a line he used in a rousing pre-match speech before the 4-0 triumph over Lionel Messi and co, and urged Liverpool to give everything to rescue their Europa League campaign. “I remember I said: ‘If we fail, then let’s fail in the most beautiful way,’” the Liverpool manager said. “And that’s exactly how I see it again. If we want to win, we better play good. If we play good, we have a chance to win it and …