Harvey Elliott: Jürgen leaves Liverpool in the best possible place

NewsHarvey Elliott: Jürgen leaves Liverpool in the best possible place

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Harvey Elliott believes Jürgen Klopp is leaving Liverpool 'in the best possible place' as he reflected on an emotional Anfield send-off for the manager.

Klopp said goodbye to Reds fans after Sunday's 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, the 491st and final game of his glorious eight-and-a-half-year spell on Merseyside.

His time at the club saw Liverpool scale remarkable heights both domestically and abroad, the club winning its sixth European Cup in 2019 and following up with its 19th league championship, and its first since 1990, a year later.

There were also successes in the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Carabao Cup (twice) and Emirates FA Cup, with Klopp presiding over countless memorable days and nights as manager.

And as both he and the club prepare for the next chapter, Elliott paid his own heartfelt tribute to the boss.

"We're in the best possible position because of him and his coaching staff," he told Liverpoolfc.com. "What he's taught us, how to become real players and real men as well. I think his style of play is iconic and I think we'll be taking a lot of things that we've learnt from the boss and be taking it into the next chapter.

"We're all very excited for it. It's a new chapter, it's a new challenge for everyone and it's a fresh start. Us as players, we need to enjoy it, we need to be excited for it as well.

"We need to show the new gaffer the ways of Liverpool, but Jürgen and his coaching have definitely left something here. It's all credit to himself and the coaching staff.

"We just need to enjoy it and in the summertime we can do the thinking and get ready for the next season."

Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham at the age of 16 in August 2019 and, having been handed his debut in a Carabao Cup tie at MK Dons a month later, has gone on to make 119 senior appearances for the club.

Reflecting on his journey under Klopp, the 21-year-old said: "He's taught me things that I never would have thought to be taught. I've turned into a man, that's just how it is.

"I think when I joined, I quickly realised what's needed and how to represent the club, know the manner of the club and how to handle yourself in situations. I think the boss has been a part of that journey throughout the whole thing.

"Who I am today, it's because of him. He's given me the platform, he's given me the courage, he's taught me so many things to go out there and play football. I am who I am today because of him. For that, I can never thank him enough.

"The experiences that I've gained, especially being a Liverpool fan, it's a dream come true for myself and my family.

"It's very hard to put into words what he's done. If I tried to explain it, I'd be here all day. The things I've learned from him I'll be forever grateful and keep them with me forever."

He continued: "It doesn't feel real, to be honest. Us as players, I don't think we've kind of processed what happened or what's happening. I think it was thinking more over the summer.

"But I think [on Sunday] it was hard to think about these kind of things, we just wanted to enjoy the day, enjoy it with him and the staff as well. The lads that are leaving us, Thiago [Alcantara], Joel [Matip], we all wanted to make sure they have the best possible send-off and day possible.

"It's emotional and it's upsetting. We've formed such a great bond together and created so many memories. We've made history."



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