‘He Will Be A Big Loss’ Manchester City Star Reacts To Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Departure

‘He Will Be A Big Loss’ Manchester City Star Reacts To Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Departure

The news that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be leaving the Reds after nine season rocked the footballing world – but how did it affect the often-unfazed Manchester City squad?

Star defender Nathan Ake spoke after the earth-shattering announcement, saying that it was ‘a bit of a shock’ for the rest of the squad to learn. Despite this, the Dutch international stressed that it did not ‘change anything for us’ and that ‘we are just focused on ourselves’.

Speaking to the press regarding Klopp’s announcement, Ake said [via Daily Mirror]: “I don’t want to even think about it. Obviously, it was a bit of a shock for everyone to see the news.

“Klopp’s a very good manager and done so well at Liverpool. For the Premier League, he will be a big loss. But it didn’t change anything for us here. We are just focused on ourselves.”

How could Jurgen Klopp’s announcement affect Manchester City’s season?

While Klopp’s announcement will not have any affect on Manchester City directly, it could give their strongest competitors – Liverpool – a major boost. Klopp has established himself as a beloved figure at Anfield over the last decade and his players will be trying everything they can to give the German an appropriate sendoff.

Moreover, this appears to be Klopp’s last chance of success in English football. He has already won a number of domestic trophies, including an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Premier League title – but he has stressed that he will not manage another club in England when he departs Merseyside at the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Currently, Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League table with 48 points, while City have 43 – however, the Citizens have a game in hand over their title rivals. Everything is still to play for – whether Klopp leaves or not.