Klopp’s right-hand man Pep Lijnders admits when he knew about Liverpool exit

Jurgen Klopp’s assistant supervisor Pep Lijnders has revealed the German’s departure was identified final summer season.

Lijnders, who was standing in for Klopp on the pre-match match press convention forward of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup remaining in opposition to Chelsea, opened up on his departure. He has additionally formally taken himself out of the race to interchange Klopp as Liverpool’s boss this summer season.

He stated: “We knew in the summer, ‘OK we are going towards the end of this project’. It’s too much about me…we play in a final in 48 hours. I understand, so I think I have given answers in interviews.

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“I always got offers and my heart says yes, but my loyalty to Mike [Gordon] and Jurgen said no. So we agreed to finish this project together and it is the right way to do it. They will find a new coach with ideas and I am excited to manage to find the right club.

“But till the final remaining of the season I’m centered on Liverpool and that’s the reason we now have brokers, no?”

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Pepijn Lijnders assistant head coach / manager of Liverpool
Pep Lijnders has been Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand man

After Klopp introduced on January 26 that he can be leaving on the finish of the season, the Reds began on the lookout for a brand new supervisor. Some followers and consultants thought Lijnders would possibly take over, given his long-standing function as Klopp’s right-hand man.

Klopp praised Lijnders in January, saying: “The most influential guy in the last years definitely in this club was Pep Lijnders,” and “The job he did is absolutely exceptional. The inspiration he is for me is absolutely exceptional.”

Lijnders, who joined Liverpool in 2014 as an assistant supervisor, has made it clear he is leaving with Klopp when the season ends. He stated again in January, “It’s not easy leaving such a club,” and talked about making their final season like ‘the Last Dance’. He believes it is the suitable factor to do.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp is leaving Liverpool this summer season

Xabi Alonso is seemingly the frontrunner to take over at Anfield.

Alonso’s group is at present eight factors forward of Bayern Munich within the Bundesliga. Despite being linked with Liverpool and Bayern, who’re parting methods with Thomas Tuchel after this season, Alonso has usually dismissed rumours about his future.

He insists he is concentrating on the present season. Meanwhile, his sporting director Simon Rolfes may be very assured that Alonso will stay on the membership past the summer season.