The unexpected announcement of Jurgen Klopp’s departure from Liverpool has not only impacted current players but also former ones, as revealed by Naby Keita, who left the club in the summer. Keita, speaking to RMC Sport, expressed his emotional reaction upon learning about Klopp’s decision to leave.
Keita admitted to being moved to tears upon hearing the news, highlighting the strong bond he shared with Klopp during his time at Liverpool. Describing their relationship, Keita likened Klopp to a father figure, emphasizing the deep connection he felt with the manager.
Despite facing challenges and struggles during his tenure at Anfield, Keita’s heartfelt sentiments toward Klopp reflect the profound impact the manager had on him personally. Keita’s acknowledgment of Klopp’s mentorship and support underscores the exceptional man-management skills that Klopp is renowned for.
Keita’s candid revelation sheds light on the lasting impression Klopp has left on players, both during their time at Liverpool and beyond. It serves as a testament to Klopp’s influence not only as a coach but also as a mentor and father figure to those under his guidance.