Klopp close to TEARS as spine-tingling rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone rings out around Anfield

An emotional Jurgen Klopp appeared on the verge of tears as one last Anfield rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone brought the curtain down on his Liverpool era. 

Sunday, May 19 2024 marks the end of Jurgen Klopp’s tenure as Reds manager, a role he started in October 2015. 

Dubbing himself the Normal One he urged doubters to become believers and how he’s delivered on that throughout his eight and a half years in charge. 

Liverpool have been one of the most storied clubs in the world for much of their existence but were undoubtedly in a slump when the German took over from Brendan Rodgers. 

Over the course of the last decade, however, the Reds have restored their power base, winning their sixth Champions League title in 2019 and adding a first English top-flight title in three decades in 2020. 

Liverpool also became Club World Cup champions under Klopp, as well as FA Cup winners, and won a few more honours along the way including this year’s Carabao Cup. 

While Klopp had tried his best to keep the focus on Sunday’s match against Wolves, it was always likely to turn into a going-away party for the 56-year-old. 

Scousers lined the STREETS around Anfield as Liverpool’s team coach arrived at the ground and once inside the stands were decorated by beautiful mosaic displays, including one which spelled out DANKE JURGEN. 

Klopp looked relaxed, happy and smiling, as the opening bars of the Reds’ eternal club anthem were sung loudly in four stands but by the end he looked visibility choked up. 

Maybe the enormity of what he and this club achieved together began to dawn on Klopp, or maybe the fact it was now just 90 minutes from being over forever was on his mind. 

Either way, it was a spine-tingling moment, one that will be remembered for all time for all those who witnessed it inside the ground. 

The days and weeks ahead will have many more moments containing emotion, love and respect, and this was the final reminder that it was all drawing to a close. 

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