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Liverpool news: Fans set to defy Jurgen Klopp’s chant request with boss to wave farewell | Football | Sport

Jurgen Klopp stands little chance of Liverpool fans heeding his request after announcing that this will be his farewell season on Merseyside. Last year, the Reds boss asked supporters to stop serenading him during matches for fear of jinxing the result, but the Anfield faithful are set to send him off with a chorus of adulation between now and the end of the season.

Klopp made the request after Liverpool’s high-octane 4-3 win over Tottenham last April. His side were three goals up and cruising on home turf, at which point fans began belting out the popular chant: “I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red.”

Spurs went on to pull three goals back, before Diogo Jota decided the game with a dramatic 94th-minute winner. “I have to say now, I love all of them but my song, don’t sing it!” Klopp ranted afterwards.

“If you want to sing it, sing it after the game in the bars, wherever. Because it is always like it is closing the game. We are 3-0 up and I hear ‘I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red’. It is not over!

“It would be really nice if you could leave it for later and now it’s like 4-3, everyone is happy and we had in the final part of the game, the atmosphere was like an explosion that no one will forget that game ever. Let’s keep going.”

Liverpool supporters are unlikely to keep the noise down now they know Klopp’s days with the club are numbered. The German’s stint began in 2015, and he counts the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League among his many accomplishments.

When the news broke on Friday, Klopp admitted that fatigue played a part in his decision. “I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it,” he said.

“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take. It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy.”

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