EXCLUSIVE: Unrest at Liverpool! Nunez and Szoboszlai fume over Klopp exit

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2024 06:05 GMT
  • 3 min read
Dominik Szoboszlai, Jurgen Klopp, Darwin Nunez

Liverpool stars Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai are furious with the manner in which Jurgen Klopp’s exit from the Anfield club has been handled by the board. The pair feel that they have been misled by the Reds, FootballTransfers has been informed.

Klopp announced in January that he would stand down from his role as Liverpool manager in the summer – a decision that FootballTransfers revealed back in August the German was seriously mulling over.

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Sources have indicated that, contrary to previous reports, senior Anfield players did have an inkling that the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund head coach was considering leaving the club. This came from informal discussions held in Singapore during the club’s pre-season tour.

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These did not, however, extend to newer signings like Nunez and Szoboszlai, who joined up on long contracts in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Both are said to have “hit the roof” at the announcement.

In addition to this pair, it is also believed that Ryan Gravenberch is unhappy with the turn of events.

While these players have been left unsettled by Klopp’s imminent departure and the manner it has been handled by the Liverpool board, it is not expected to have an impact on the long-term future of the players at the club.

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Dominik Szoboszlai, Jurgen Klopp and Darwin Nunez
© IMAGO - Dominik Szoboszlai, Jurgen Klopp and Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez has been in strong form this season
© IMAGO - Darwin Nunez has been in strong form this season

No exits imminent

Nunez and Szoboszlai do not have plans to talk to their agents and review their position with the Reds, where there is still no clear succession plan for Klopp in place. Both remain content to stay with the club for now.

There is no doubt, however, that Klopp was a major pull for both to join Liverpool and their long-term future on Merseyside has become less certain.

Both Nunez and Szoboszlai have grown to become favourites of the Anfield crowd during their time at the club, with the duo playing a key role as Klopp seeks to sign off in spectacular fashion by winning a Premier League, Europa League and Carabao Cup treble.

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