Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been battling on silently in recent weeks.
His mother, Elisabeth Klopp, passed away a couple of weeks ago aged 81.
Unfortunately, Klopp was not able to attend the funeral which was held in Germany due to COVID restrictions.
It is incredibly sad for any person around the world to not be able to attend a loved one’s funeral, it is the moment families come together in times of need.
That is what everyone looking in from the outside forgets, every footballer and manager are human beings not robots.
Klopp would have been hurting during the games in the last couple of weeks and he still has to persist with his job.
What makes it even more poignant was his celebration against Tottenham, no one knew but him.
He looks up to the sky, it was more than just a celebration.
In a statement Klopp said: “She meant everything to me. She was a real Mom in the best sense of the word.”
Every Liverpool supporter wants to pay their respects and be there for the manager who has given so much for the club that they adore.
We would all normally do that physically by simply just being in the stands and singing our heart out for the manager.
But we cannot and that hurts because Klopp is alone in the sideline, he doesn’t have 50 odd thousand people backing him for every decision.
It looks like he does not have fans there when he needs them most.
But he does and he always will do.
Jurgen Klopp has been the reason for some of the best days of our lives, the moments we will cherish forever and the memories that we will tell for the rest of time so let us be the reason why Jurgen gets through one of the toughest moments of his life.
Let us try our hardest in these difficult times to make him know that we are there with him every step of the way.
They will be trying their best to get the message to the manager and all the comments from supporters around the world.
Jurgen once said that football is “the most important of the least important things” and this is one of those times.
The time will come sooner rather than later when we can be there for Klopp but for now, we must just believe in him, like we have done since he stepped his foot in the door.Our thoughts are with Jurgen Klopp and his family, may Elisabeth Klopp rest in peace.
Written by Elliot Thompson
Jurgen Klopp. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)