Trent Alexander-Arnold will be waving goodbye to the only manager he has ever played under in his senior career come the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp shocked the world last month when he announced his intention to step down as Liverpool manager after this campaign.
It was a surprising decision to say the least, with no indication that the German was even contemplating leaving before he dropped the bombshell.
The Reds are now tasked with ensuring that Klopp’s last season as Liverpool manager is a memorable one.
Despite the disappointing defeat against Arsenal at the weekend, the Anfield club still sits atop the Premier League table.
Furthermore, the Reds are still in all three cup competitions – having already set a date with Chelsea at Wembley for the League Cup final later this month.
Jurgen Klopp’s last home match in the Premier League against Wolves will no doubt be an emotional occasion for all connected to Liverpool.
However, the German’s last Liverpool game as manager could come if the Reds make it to the Europa League final later this year.
The final is set to take place on 22 May at the at Dublin Arena in the Republic of Ireland.
Now Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed what perfect farewell would like.
What did Trent Alexander-Arnold say?
The England international confessed that he was shocked at the decision, but is aware that it is a decision he has to come to terms with:
“I was as shocked as anyone else, if not more,” he told BBC Sport.
“It was a huge surprise to all of us, one that is obviously not nice.”
“But it’s a personal decision that he’s taken. You’ve got to respect it.”
With the Premier League still in their hands alongside three cup competitions to fight for, Alexander-Arnold wants to give the boss the best possible farewell:
“Cruising round Liverpool in an open-top bus.”
“That’s the fairytale ending that I think everyone hopes for and, for us players, that’s our motivation.”
“That was our motivation at the start of the season, that’s our motivation now.”
“Even more so is to give the manager the send-off he’s deserved and he’s earned.”
“That’s kind of what our aim is, to be going around Liverpool in an open-top bus.”