Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s mother Elisabeth has died at the age of 81, according to German media.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach is believed to have last visited his mum on her 80th birthday, but Covid-19 restrictions could stop him from returning for the funeral.
“As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now,” Klopp said.
“The fact that I can’t be at the funeral is due to these terrible times, but as soon as the circumstances allow, we will hold a wonderful commemoration that is appropriate to it.”
As shared by Rob Harris, German outlet Schwarzwaelder-bote shared details of Elisabeth’s tragic passing on Wednesday.
Anfield Watch then wrote in tribute: “Jurgen Klopp’s mother, Elisabeth Klopp, has died at the age of 81.
“Because of the pandemic, Jurgen cannot attend the funeral. Klopp: “She meant everything to me. She was a real mom in the best sense of the word.” RIP Elisabeth Klopp.”
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