Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is determined to give Jurgen Klopp ‘the send off he deserves’ by winning trophies this season.
Jurgen Klopp recently announced he will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the 2023/24 season. Klopp has been at the club since 2015 and led the Reds to success in the Premier League, Champions League and both domestic cups.
Klopp’s decision shocked the football world, and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he could not believe the news.
“I was as shocked as anyone else, if not more,” he told BBC Sport. “It was a huge surprise to all of us, one that is obviously not nice.
“But it’s a personal decision that he’s taken. You’ve got to respect it.
“I’ve loved absolutely every minute working with him. I can’t wait to finish the season. I’m excited to see what memories we can keep going on to make.”
Alexander-Arnold, who made his debut under Klopp in 2016, said Liverpool players are motivated to win more trophies for the German coach.
“Cruising round Liverpool in an open top bus is the fairytale ending,” he continued. “For us as players, that’s our motivation.
“That was our motivation at the start of the season and that’s our motivation now, even more so, to give the manager the send off he deserves and he’s earned.
“That’s what our aim is. To go around Liverpool on an open top bus.”
Liverpool is still fighting for four trophies, including Premier League and Europa League. The Reds are at the top of the table and will face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. They will also play with Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round.