Diogo Jota shares what Liverpool's stars want to do for Jurgen Klopp's 'legacy'

Diogo Jota has talked about Jurgen Klopp's shock exit from Liverpool with the Portuguese press. It's going to be a problem.

Jurgen Klopp shocked everyone a week ago as he announced he was leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. No one saw this coming - and it throws the Reds into disarray.

Not quite yet, though. Liverpool won't even hire a new manager until the season is over and Klopp certainly leads the charge as they chase four trophies this season.

The players need to put his exit into the back of their minds, then - not that it's straightforward to do that. Diogo Jota explained the atmosphere to DAZN in Portugal, and he knows it's going to be a problem down the line.

“It was a shock for everyone, that’s the reality," he said, per A Bola. "I don’t think anyone in the dressing room was expecting to hear news like that, especially since this season is going so well.

"But it’s not up to us to make that decision, just to accept it. It will be a problem later on, knowing who the coach will be next season and so on."

But Jota also makes it clear that there's now an extra reason to push this season. They can now deliver trophies to improve Klopp's legacy even more.

“We still have a lot to fight for this season," he explained. "So we have to focus on what we have to do on the pitch and also, in a way, make his legacy more colourful with a few trophies.

"That’s what we want, just as we wanted before he announced his decision because obviously we always want to win.”

Klopp's legacy is certainly intact anyway but Jota is right - there's a way to boost it further here. An extra title? A second FA Cup? How about delivering the one trophy he failed to win, the Europa League?

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