Jurgen Klopp unable to attend his mother’s funeral


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lost his mother Elisabeth at the age of 81.

Klopp is believed to have last visited his mum on her 80th birthday, but Covid-19 restrictions stopped him from returning for the funeral which took place this week.

Elisabeth, who passed away in mid-January, had three children with Norbert Klopp after their marriage in 1960, with Jurgen the youngest sibling alongside Stefanie and Isolde.

Klopp has said: “She meant everything to me. She was a proper mum in the best sense of the word. As a believer in Christ, I know that she is now in a better place.

“Owing to these terrible times, I can’t be at the funeral, (but) as soon as circumstances allow, we’ll hold a wonderful, fitting memorial for her,” he said.

His Norbert, passed away in 2000 at the age of 66 after a short illness.

Klopp has previously revealed his regret that his dad never got to see him succeed as a manager and win the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool.

On Wednesday, Liverpool’s official Twitter account posted a picture of Klopp alongside the club’s motto: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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