Virgil van Dijk opens up on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool departure

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has opened up on Jurgen Klopp's 'hard to take' decision to leave the club and the extra motivation he has for this season.

Virgil van Dijk has insisted he and his teammates are determined to end Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp era on a high after he announced his decision to leave the club.

In an interview with Liverpool's club channels, Van Dijk revealed he was shocked by the news but said there is new motivation for the team to win as much silverware as possible.

"It's a hard one to take, because the manager means so much for us, to me, to the club, to the whole Premier League I think. But he made the decision for him and his family. It was always going to be a tough one and it was definitely the case," Van Dijk said.

"He told us in private of course, and all of us were together. Like I said, it's a hard one to take but our mindset is to focus on business. We have a lot of targets still to achieve this year and why not finish the season on a high and together with celebrations for the boss as well?"

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