Moving scenes: Liverpool reveal pictures of Jurgen Klopp after FINAL training session and planning for Manchester City clash ahead of ‘very sad’ move from famous Melwood training ground
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sat on the sofa where he has conducted so many interviews and appeared deep in thought ahead of his final day at the club’s famous Melwood training base.
In new photos released by the Premier League champions, their charismatic coach can be seen chomping on an apple and pacing the plush surroundings on his penultimate day at his headquarters.
Some of Klopp’s belongings can be seen boxed in light blue carriers, and the tracksuited coach looks engrossed in his phone after taking his final session at the ground a day before their clash with Manchester City.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes the most of his final hours in the office in a new picture set
The Premier League title winner can be seen munching on an apple in one of the insider shots
Melwood has been synonymous with Liverpool since the 1950s, providing the place where legends such as Ian St John, Kevin Keegan, Steven Gerrard and current captain Jordan Henderson have honed their talents.
From Bill Shankly to Rafael Benitez, Klopp knows that he has followed a long line of managerial greats in working towards some of the greatest days in the club’s history at the complex.
After arguably Klopp’s most important training session of the season, Liverpool showed that their final pre-match preparations at Melwood had paid off in their toughest away trip of the campaign so far.
Mohamed Salah’s 13th-minute opener was cancelled out by Gabriel Jesus in the first half as Liverpool and City – the team considered to be their main title rivals – shared the spoils at the Etihad before the visitors headed back to their base to say farewell on Monday.
Klopp takes a stroll around the office as he plots the following day’s match at Manchester City
Fans have been given one final glimpse of Klopp’s inner sanctum in photos posted by the club
Klopp has masterminded some of the ex-Champions League winners’ finest nights at Melwood
Klopp spoke of his fondness for his former office while predicting that Liverpool’s new state-of-the-art facility in Kirkby would be ‘great’.
He told the club’s official website: ‘Mixed emotions, really mixed emotions. I am happy about going to Kirkby and very sad about leaving Melwood, to be honest.
‘It’s strange; I didn’t think properly about it so far, but my PA is obviously already moving all my stuff out of my office so I realised step-by-step that the place already looks different.
‘I will miss it, but that’s how it should be. Melwood was really good, it was important – an important place in my life.’
The likes of Mohamed Salah (second from left) have refined their skills across the complex turf
Klopp’s office, which he said was being cleared by his PA, allowed him to gaze out at the grass