Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk says Jurgen Klopp's departure 'hard to take'

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during a training session, January 2024
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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk says Jurgen Klopp's decision to step down as manager at the end of the season was "a hard one to take" – but has urged his Reds teammates to make sure their boss goes out with a bang.

Klopp announced on Friday that he would be moving on this summer after almost nine years in charge at Anfield, despite having a contract until 2026.

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