Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to his mother Elisabeth after she passed away aged 81.
The Liverpool manager said "she meant everything to me" and will be unable to attend the funeral due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel in Germany for passengers arriving from high-risk countries that have virus mutations.
But Klopp maintains he is keen to hold a "wonderful" memorial to celebrate her life when the circumstances allow.
"She meant everything to me. She was a proper mum in the best sense of the word," Klopp told German newspaper Schwarzwaelder Bote.
"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.”
The Reds posted a tweet on the club's account to show their support to their manager, stating: "You’ll Never Walk Alone, Jürgen".
Elisbeth married Klopp's father Norbert in 1960, with the couple having three children, Stefanie, Isolde and Jurgen as the youngest.
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