‘I’m now Liverpool’s No.1 fan’


One other relationship we’ve to speak about is yours with the supervisor. How a lot have you ever loved working with Jürgen and the way has he helped you as a participant and as an individual too?

Yeah, certain, I feel since day one [when] I spoke with him to affix Liverpool FC I feel we had a very, actually, actually good relationship and [he is] an ideal supervisor. He has coronary heart and likewise like I stated now, he devoted himself [and that] makes him so particular. In fact, he helped me rather a lot to change into the participant I’m, and the employees and all of the boys, the gamers. And myself, like I all the time stated, I by no means stopped working exhausting as properly.

You loved an unbelievable ultimate season at Liverpool, successful two trophies and going so near the quadruple. I feel all followers would say it was one among their finest and most satisfying seasons due to the journey you and the boys took us on. Do you’re feeling that means too?

Yeah, certain. I feel it was an ideal, nice, nice season. Unfortunate for us, we had been so, so shut however in fact nonetheless I feel it was the best season and the [most] satisfying season I had in Liverpool as a result of I can say we had been nearly there to win the quadruple, which might have been superb. However it’s a part of soccer, like I all the time stated it’s behind us so let’s focus – either side – on the following. However for certain, I feel that was simply a tremendous, superb season anyway, which all people loved.

You’ve got talked about the supporters a number of occasions throughout this interview. You’re liked at Anfield, you might have your personal music, you might have introduced the followers a lot pleasure over the previous couple of years. They confirmed once more how a lot they adore this group of gamers on the parade a number of weeks in the past. Simply how a lot will you miss them?

For certain, I feel whoever is leaving Liverpool, with these supporters you’ll all the time miss them as a result of to date [they are] the most effective on this planet and I’ve all the time stated it. Particularly when [they sing] my identify, ‘Mane! Working down the wing…!’ – I don’t know, I can’t sing very properly! In fact I actually loved the time and so they, wow… how can I say it? Taking part in at Anfield I feel all the time provides you a lot energy due to the followers. So, for certain I’m going to overlook you guys however anyway, I like you guys. I nonetheless have my home in Liverpool and the whole lot so for certain I’ll come again, in fact, and I might love at some point to come back again to Anfield to say hello to them and naturally to observe Liverpool taking part in as a result of for me, I’m going to be Liverpool’s No.1 fan – after the supporters!

That was my subsequent query truly: Are you a Liverpool fan for all times now then? Will you regulate the outcomes and the way the workforce is getting on?

[Laughs] Yeah, in fact! After each sport! After each one among my video games in Munich I’ll come to the dressing room and I’ll watch Liverpool, for certain, as a result of I’m going to be Liverpool’s No.1 fan eternally. I simply wish to say good luck to them and I’ve an eye fixed on them. And for certain they are going to be even higher as a result of I do know the boys: nice gamers, nice expertise, nice maturity and perspective, so in fact, Liverpool will all the time keep even higher, for certain.

You stated earlier than about coming again to Anfield at some point… who is aware of, we would see you once more quickly if Liverpool and Bayern meet within the Champions League…

[Laughs] You understand the Champions League and the way the draw all the time goes on, it could possibly occur for certain and if it occurs it occurs. It’s soccer and naturally I’ve to come back and I’ve to play. However like I stated, Liverpool is Liverpool and we are going to see. We are going to see what’s going to occur.

Lastly Sadio, you permit Liverpool FC as a legend and probably the greatest gamers to ever play for the membership. So on behalf of the membership and, I’m certain, the supporters who’re watching or studying this interview too, thanks for the whole lot you probably did for us and we want you superb luck sooner or later.

Thanks, thanks. Thanks guys, a lot love nonetheless, don’t fear! Bye, all the most effective!


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