Jurgen Klopp clarifies what's next and Liverpool line up transfer targets

  • Jurgen Klopp shares what his future could hold.
  • There are several players being looked at for transfers 
  • Two Liverpool first team regulars officially move on
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We have arrived. It's Day 1 of the post-Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool and everything just feels a little different. However, as they say, the show must go on and we are here today to look forward and recap what has already occurred.

It's Monday morning which means it's time to catch up on the biggest headlines from the weekend. Let's get into it.

Klopp clarifies his stance on his future in management

It was a wonderful day on Sunday as Liverpool secured a comfortable victory over Wolves before the post-match ceremonies to pay homage to one of the best to ever do it.

As Klopp has stated previously, his reasoning for leaving his post at Anfield is he feels he lacks the energy to keep doing the job at the highest level. However, that apparently does not mean he will never manage again as he clarified at the post-match press conference.

I will work. I have just finished this job. I don’t know exactly why nobody believes I will probably not be a manager again, but I understand because obviously it seems to be a drug."

Klopp continued; "It looks like that as everybody comes back and everybody works until they are 70-something. I have always had the idea I won’t do that. Other people are smarter and do it in different ways, but I have to be all-in. I have to be the spark, I have to be the energizer, I have to be all these kind of things. And I am empty. That’s it."

Joel Matip and Thiago officially departing

Before Klopp and his coaching staff had their Guard of Honor, it was Thiago and Matip that received theirs. There is no turning back now as both players will be departing Liverpool on free transfers this summer.

It is unforutante that both of their final seasons were mired by injuries and we could not see them take the pitch one final time. Matip in particular, deserved something special after his brilliant 8 years of service.

However, both players received warm applause and accolades from the Anfield faithful and everyone involved with the club.

It will be interesting to see where they both land in the summer as both intend to carry on playing.

Liverpool being linked to more and more transfer targets

As we begin shifting to the Michael Edwards-Arne Slot regime, there will inevitably be some new names that do arrive.

Some of the early ones being considered are Bayer Leverkusen defender Odilon Kossounou and Feyenoord fullback Lutsharel Geertruida. There are several big clubs looking into Kossounou so it might be more prudent for the club to look into Geertruida who already has a working relationship with Slot.

Lastly, Anthony Gordon has been linked with a move to Anfield, however the finances behind making that work seem to imply it is highly unlikely.