Jurgen Klopp’s mum Elisabeth dies aged 81
Jurgen Klopp has been left heartbroken after his beloved mum Elisabeth died aged 81.
The Liverpool manager has paid tribute to his mum in German newspaper Schwarzwaelder Bote,
who revealed the news of Elisabeth’s death, saying: “She meant everything to me.
Jürgen Klopp will be unable to attend the funeral due to Germany’s current coronavirus travel ban.
“She was a real mum in the best sense of the word. As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.”
Due to pandemic-related travel issues, Klopp is unable to travel to Germany for the funeral.
Klopp added: “The fact that I can’t be at the funeral is due to the terrible times. As soon as the circumstances
allow, we will hold a wonderful commemoration that is appropriate to it.”
Klopp last visited home for his mum’s 80th birthday last year.
After the sad news broke, Liverpool tweeted “You’ll Never Walk Alone, Jurgen”.
And the Reds’ Premier League rivals Manchester United also tweeted their sadness, writing: “Heartfelt
condolences to Jurgen and his family, from everyone at United.”
Elisabeth – who died on 19 January – was always behind her son during his success with Borussia Dortmund
and FSV Mainz 05.
He then moved to England in 2015 and has since won the Premier League and Champions League