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Arne Slot suggests that Jurgen Klopp’s last action at Liverpool epitomizes his character.

New Liverpool boss Arne Slot admits he was bowled over after seeing Jurgen Klopp had endorsed him by singing the Dutchman’s name on the final day of the Premier League season

Arne Slot has praised Jurgen Klopp for his gesture of singing Slot’s name during Klopp’s emotional farewell at Anfield last month.

In January, Klopp announced his departure after nearly nine years at Liverpool, with Slot subsequently taking over following his successful tenure at Feyenoord.

Klopp’s final match, a 2-0 win over Wolves on the Premier League’s last day, featured his heartfelt farewell, where he sang Slot’s name and encouraged fans to fully support the Dutchman “from day one.”

Reflecting on this moment since assuming his new role, Slot emphasizes that Klopp’s gesture underscores why the former Borussia Dortmund manager is revered as Liverpool royalty.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Slot remarked on Klopp’s gesture: “Right after it happened, I received many text messages from people who had seen it and were sending it to me. This is likely one of the reasons why he is so beloved here. He certainly won trophies, but to do something like this for your successor…

“I don’t think it has ever happened before where fans, let alone the former manager, are singing your name before you even arrive! This really speaks volumes about him. I hope the fans will continue to sing in the upcoming season – maybe not my name, but a bit more for the players. Sometimes, when I’m in Zwolle where I live, people pass by my house singing this song! So, it has already had an impact!”

Slot elaborated on his conversation with Klopp, highlighting the insights he received ahead of the new Premier League campaign. He noted, “I’ve had similar discussions when starting at my previous clubs, speaking with the outgoing manager. However, having someone who’s been at a club for nine years, achieving such success, you naturally want to glean as much as possible about the club and its players from him. At the same time, forming my own opinions is crucial.”

Regarding Klopp’s advice and support, Slot emphasized, “He shared more than a few valuable tips with me. What struck me most was his genuine happiness for me. As he mentioned publicly, he pledged to be my staunchest supporter going forward, supporting Liverpool in the best possible manner, which is quite rare. This speaks volumes about his character and how gracefully he handled the situation.”

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