Smiling Jurgen Klopp signs autographs for fans as Liverpool depart Paris

In the mood for a party lads? Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool stars leave Paris after their Champions League final defeat… as they get ready for a parade of Merseyside to show off their two cup trophies

  • Follow Sportsmail’s live Champions League fallout blog HERE 
  • Jurgen Klopp and his players were filmed leaving the hotel on Sunday morning
  • Liverpool lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in Paris in the Uefa Champions League final
  • Players cut forlorn figures as they get set to depart the French capital 
  • Liverpool will parade their League Cup and FA Cup trophies on Sunday 

Jurgen Klopp and his defeated finalists were filmed departing their Paris hotel on Sunday after their Saturday night heartbreak at the Stade de France. 

Liverpool were defeated 1-0 by Real Madrid on a difficult night for the Reds as they toiled to beat an imperious Thibaut Courtois in the Madrid goal.

The defeated finalists departed their hotel on Sunday as they appeared in front of the waiting cameras while getting onto their coach. 

Having won the League Cup and FA Cup this season, Liverpool will fly back to the city for a parade of those two trophies on Sunday afternoon.  

Jurgen Klopp bore a smile despite the Paris

Jurgen Klopp bore a smile despite the Paris  

Klopp appeared first ahead of his players, and appeared to be in a cheery mood despite Saturday night’s crushing disappointment. He gave his customary grin as he emerged out of the hotel and posed for pictures with waiting Liverpool supporters. 

Following their manager, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah came next, with the right-back telling the Egyptian something as they walked towards the coach. 

Rather amusingly Sadio Mane, who is rumoured to be leaving the club this summer, emerged from the hotel foyer carrying what appeared to be his breakfast. 

Luis Diaz and Roberto Firmino followed him, both donning a club cap.

Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold came after their manager deep in conversation

Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold came after their manager deep in conversation

While Virgil Van Dijk, who appeared more devastated than most on a heartbreaking night for Liverpool on Saturday, quickly made a beeline for the team coach from his hotel not even taking the time to look up from the ground behind his sunglasses. 

Following on from him was Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson who bore the expression of a man hurting from the disappointing result. Andrew Robertson, the Liverpool left-back who was so scathing of the planning of the event at the Stade de France in the aftermath of the game, walked alongside his captain.  

The final was marred by events prior to the game when thousands of Liverpool supporters were left waiting for hours to get into the ground. 

Virgil Van Dijk did not look up from the ground as he cut an emotionless figure

Virgil Van Dijk did not look up from the ground as he cut an emotionless figure

It emerged that a bottle neck had been created for the main entrance to the Liverpool end, forcing thousands into a confined area for a significant length of time. 

The situation was made worse by French riot police releasing tear gas into an area containing many waiting supporters. 

Robertson said a friend of his who he had given a ticket to was denied access to the ground. 

Captain Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson emerged from the hotel together

Captain Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson emerged from the hotel together

‘Pretty much all of our families were affected, I think,’ he told Sky Sports. 

‘Obviously my tickets were through the club and somehow somebody told one of our mates he’s got a fake ticket, which I can assure you it definitely wasn’t because it was obviously through me.

‘Then the French police decided to throw tear gas on fans, on families and things like that. Look, it’s not been well organised, you have to have some sympathy because it’s been kind of thrown on Paris last-minute with all that’s went on in Russia.

‘But as a UEFA competition, as the biggest game in world football, it should be organised a lot better. Delays like that shouldn’t be happening, and definitely the force that was used tonight by certain authorities shouldn’t be happening either.

‘I need to speak to my family. All I know is everyone’s safe and that’s my main priority.’

Trouble was reported outside the ground as thousands of Liverpool supporters were forced to wait for up to three hours

Trouble was reported outside the ground as thousands of Liverpool supporters were forced to wait for up to three hours

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