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Virgil van Dijk predicts when Jurgen Klopp will return to administration


Virgil van Dijk expects Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp to make a fast return to work when he ultimately leaves Anfield this summer season.

Klopp will step down from his put up on the finish of the season after 9 profitable years and has vowed to take no less than one yr out of administration earlier than contemplating a return to the dugout, even hinting that he could by no means handle once more.

Chatting with The Instances, Van Dijk admitted he was unhappy to listen to of Klopp’s imminent departure however admitted he doesn’t anticipate to see the German out of motion for lengthy.

“I by no means thought that I used to be going to be taking part in at Liverpool with out him being the supervisor,” Van Dijk mentioned. “If you consider Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is without doubt one of the first figures that you’d take into consideration.

“He is a part of the tradition of the town. And the success that now we have has been unbelievable, what we have carried out since he got here to the membership. However I believe he made that call for him and his household and he wanted that yr off.

“I believe he will certainly be again fairly shortly as a result of he lives and breathes soccer. We’ll see.”

Virgil van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp

Van Dijk is dreading saying goodbye to Klopp / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

Van Dijk went on to look again on the group assembly which noticed Klopp verify his choice to step down.

“I had a way that there was one thing severe going to be introduced, and you then’re going to consider, ‘What can it’s?’,” he recalled. “However in life this stuff occur. And sure, I believe the choice was finest for him and his household.

“It was a bit… silence. It was earlier than coaching, so there was a little bit of silence, then we simply bought modified and went out for coaching and every thing was fairly regular.

“I’ve despatched a message, a gaggle chat with all of the gamers on it, ensuring that we nonetheless have the identical objectives, nothing has modified till the top of the season, then he may have a farewell that can hopefully be the most effective farewell he might have imagined.”