It will end in tears on Sunday evening. They will be heavy tears of sorrow and thanks, flowing down cheeks of Liverpool fans young and old across the world as Jürgen Norbert Klopp, the man from the Black Forest, takes his leave of a stage that has left him both sated and shattered.

Social media has been awash with Liverpool fans saying they aren’t ready to see him go, they aren’t prepared to let him leave. In his eight-and-a-half years at Anfield Klopp has been more than just a coach of a grand, old football team. He has been the soul of Liverpool Football Club, the essence of what makes the club different from so many others, the reason that one of the mantras that drives Liverpool is “This means more.”..

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