Jurgen Klopp has admitted that it’s been ‘the most intense week of my life’ as he prepares to take charge of Liverpool for the final time on Sunday. 

The Reds boss is set to step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season following nine years at the club and will face the Anfield crowd for the last time when they host Wolves.

It promises to be an emotional match for the Liverpool boss, as well as the club’s fanbase, and ahead of the game Klopp admitted that it’s not been a ‘normal week’.

Speaking at his final pre-match press conference, Klopp said: ‘The most intense week of my life. 

‘Great moments already, we don’t have to pretend it’s a normal week because it isn’t. I’m a very pragmatic person I have been saying it’s last game and then holidays, business as usual.

Jurgen Klopp admitted that it’s been ‘the most intense week of my life’ ahead of his final game

The German will take charge of Liverpool for the final time when they host Wolves on Sunday

The German will take charge of Liverpool for the final time when they host Wolves on Sunday

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‘We had a barbecue here yesterday with the players. The day before with the staff from Chapel St. It’s a lot. Saying goodbye is never nice. But saying goodbye without feeling sad would mean the time we spent together wasn’t great’. 

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Earlier this week, Klopp was spotted soaking it all in at Anfield as he prepares to bid farewell to the club that he’s managed for nine years. 

The 56-year-old was pictured standing in the centre circle and in the stands alone, with fans on social media suggesting that he was filming a farewell video ahead of his final game in charge. 

Just days later and the club shared a video of the German seated inside Anfield alongside all of the staff members that he’s worked with at the club. 

Reflecting on the video, Klopp said during his press conference: ‘It was a staff event, loved it. 

‘I would never go and stand in an empty stadium unless I was asked. I hope it’s not the picture of my time, being allowed, dressed up alone in the stadium! It felt strange. When do you find Anfield alone?’

Despite his success at Liverpool over the last decade, the Reds will not be having the fairy-tale ending that perhaps they would have hoped for the departing Klopp. 

Though they won the Carabao Cup – following a dramatic extra-time victory over Chelsea – they will miss out on the Premier League title after a dramatic fall-off in recent weeks.

Klopp’s side also suffered frustration in the Champions League and the FA Cup as they were knocked out in the quarter-finals of both competitions. 

Liverpool have already lined up their replacement for Klopp, with Feyenoord boss Arne Slot poised to take charge. 

Earlier this month, Slot said he would like to speak to Klopp for advice, once it is officially confirmed he will take the job. 

I think it’s normal that if you go to a new club that you contact the current coach,’ said the 45-year-old after Feyenoord’s 5-0 win over PEC Zwolle.

‘I did this at Feyenoord as well. It’s normal, all the knowledge a person has from working a few years at the club or nine in this case, that you contact him. 

‘But apart from that I know his assistant quite well, Pep Lijnders. If there is an official confirmation, it would be strange if I did not call him.’

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