Liverpool full-back duo pay emotional tribute to Jurgen Klopp

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold emotional as he bids farewell to Klopp
  • Right-back has never played under another manager at senior level
  • Andy Robertson also pays tribute to departing manager
Alexander-Arnold and Klopp share a hug
Alexander-Arnold and Klopp share a hug / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Trent Alexander-Arnold could not hold back the tears as he explained just how much Jurgen Klopp means to him.

The Liverpool right-back has played his entire club career under the German, ending with 81 assists from 310 appearances in all competitions.

After Sunday's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Alexander-Arnold spoke to Viaplay about the impact Klopp has had on his entire life.

"He's changed my life and everyone around me, my whole family," he explained. "This was all possible through him so I can never say thank you enough for that. He made my dreams come true so there's a big thank you to him for that.

"I'm never emotional, honestly. Ask my family, ask anyone, I'm not emotional, I can't remember the last time I cried.

"Honestly, I haven't cried in years so this is very, very, very strange for me. It just shows how much he means to me and the club."

Alexander-Arnold's fellow full-back Andy Robertson was also keen to pay tribute to Klopp after the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Alexander-Arnold was emotional after the game / James Baylis - AMA/GettyImages

"He deserves everything he gets," the Scot told club media. "Everyone loves him here, you can tell that. I think we could have sold the stadium out maybe 10 or 20 times over, but that's what he's created here.

"From the minute he came through the door, we've been on a special journey."

The Liverpool left-back continued: "I came as a relatively young person, 23 I think I was, with no kids. That's obviously changed, off the pitch, and he's always been one of the first ones there for me.

"In terms of difficult moments, good moments I've had off the pitch, he's always been one of the first to pick up the phone or give us a text to congratulate or to see if I'm OK. That's what people maybe don't see. As a manager you can speak all day about him, and everybody could, but as a person he's done a lot for all of us and that's where he will always hold a special place in our hearts for that.

"Now we have to move on, but not until we give him a send-off. He's a special person for this club and he deserves every moment he gets.

"He'll do it in typical Klopp fashion [and] try to not to make it about himself, but we won't let him tonight!"