Van Dijk might leave Liverpool after Klopp

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Edwin  - CEO January 29, 2024
Updated 2024/01/29 at 3:49 PM
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Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk

The Reds’ Captain casts doubt over Anfield future after Jurgen Klopp’s announcement

 

 

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk doubted his Liverpool future after Jurgen Klopp’s bombshell announcement.

 

Klopp made the shocking announcement on Friday at the end of the season that he would leave the Reds after nine years at the helm.

 

Van Dijk has casted doubt over his Liverpool future following Klopp’s announcementGetty: Van Dijk has cast doubt over his Liverpool future following Klopp’s announcement

And now, to make matters worse for Liverpool fans, skipper Van Dijk has suggested following Klopp out of Anfield, too.

 

The 32-year-old, who turns 33 in July, is “very curious” about how the Reds replace their legendary boss.

 

Van Dijk and everybody connected to the club remain in shock over the news, which is hard to process.

Given Klopp’s announcement, such news has raised concern over the future of the Dutchman along with teammate Mohamed Salah, who continues to be linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League.

 

Van Dijk has 18 months remaining on his current contract and was asked whether the club’s decision on Klopp’s replacement will impact his future.

 

“The club will have a big job on their hands that is well known,” he said.

 

“To replace not only the manager but the whole staff and so many things will change.

 

“I’m curious about which direction that will go in, but when that will be announced, we will see our situation.

 

The 32-year-old defender has 18-months left on his current contractGetty: The 32-year-old defender has 18 months left on his current contract

 

“It will be the end of Jurgen Klopp’s era – I am still part of it, so I don’t like to talk about it – and that is my main focus.

 

“Hopefully, we will have the success we all dream of, and by then, probably, there will be more clarification about what the club wants for the future, and then we will see.”

 

Asked whether he could form part of the post-Klopp era, the Netherlands international replied: “That’s a big question. I don’t know.”

 

Liverpool defeated Norwich 5-2 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday afternoon.

 

Attentions now turn to Chelsea in the Premier League, who travel to Anfield for Wednesday’s encounter before Klopp’s side takes on Arsenal next weekend at the Emirates.

 

“Nothing has changed,” Van Dijk added.

 

Klopp will leave at the end of the season, but nothing will change prior to thenGetty: Klopp will leave at the end of the season, but nothing will change before then

 

“Things will change at the end of the season and in the new season, but at the moment, it doesn’t, and we have to keep doing the same things.

 

“It’s easier said than done, but I sense the rest of the boys think like that as well, and it is the job for me to ensure we keep it that way.

 

“We are all human beings, and we have emotions – some players feel different about the manager’s announcement than others.

 

“That’s normal because everyone thinks differently, but I didn’t notice the professionalism being dropped or the standard level. The training sessions I have seen in the last couple of days were not different than before.

 

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