Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp smiles ahead the start of the...

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp smiles ahead the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 19, 2024. Credit: AP/Jon Super

Jurgen Klopp marked his farewell at Liverpool by chanting the name of Arne Slot, his likely successor, during a goodbye speech inside Anfield on Sunday.

Wearing a red hoodie with the words “I'll Never Walk Alone” on the back, Klopp regaled the home fans with the song “Arne Slot, la la la la la” — to the tune of “Live is Life” by Austrian band Opus.

Slot, who has been coach at Dutch club Feyenoord since 2021, said on Friday that he will be the next Liverpool manager. Neither of the clubs has officially confirmed the appointment.

Klopp is leaving after nearly nine years at Anfield. His last match was an emotionally charged 2-0 win over Wolverhampton.

“You welcome the new manager like you welcomed me,” Klopp roared down the microphone as Liverpool fans chanted the Arne Slot song. “You go all in from then first day.”

“You keep believing and you push the team ... I'm one of you now. I love you to bits.”

Slot ended his time at Feyenoord by leading the team to a 4-0 win over Excelsior in the Dutch league on Sunday.

Fans greet Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp ahead the English Premier...

Fans greet Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp ahead the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 19, 2024. Credit: AP/Jon Super

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