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Jurgen Klopp DEVASTATED after his mother’s death with the Liverpool manager BLOCKED from travelling

BREAKING NEWS: Jurgen Klopp is left DEVASTATED after his mother’s death, with the Liverpool manager BLOCKED from attending the funeral of 81-year-old who ‘meant everything to me’ in Germany due to Covid travel rules

Jurgen Klopp‘s mother Elisabeth has died at the age of 81 and the Liverpool manager will not be able to attend her funeral because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Klopp lives with his family in Liverpool and is prohibited from travelling to his home country amid fears of spreading variants of the coronavirus.

Speaking to the Schwarzwalder Bote newspaper, Klopp paid tribute to his mother, who died on January 19, saying ‘she meant everything to me’ and that a ‘wonderful commemoration’ will be planned when travel opens up again. 

Klopp isn't able to attend his mother's funeral in Germany because of Covid travel restrictions

Elisabeth Klopp, the mother of Liverpool manager Jurgen (right), has died at the age of 81

The 53-year-old said: ‘She meant everything to me. She was a real mum in the best sense of the world. As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.’

He last visited Elisabeth in Germany for her 80th birthday but restrictions on travel imposed by the German authorities mean he won’t be able to attend the funeral in person.

‘The fact that I can’t be at the funeral is due to the terrible times,’ Klopp added. ‘As soon as the circumstances allow, we will hold a wonderful commemoration that is appropriate to it.’

Jurgen, who was born in 1967, is the youngest of three children to come from the marriage of Elisabeth Reich and Norbert Klopp in 1960. Stefanie was born in 1960 and Isolde in 1962.

Norbert died in 2000 following a short illness at the age of 66, just a few months before Jurgen landed his first coaching job with Mainz.

Elisabeth was the second-eldest of four born to Eugen and Helene Reich, who owned a brewery in the town of Glatten. Her working life started by delivering crates of beer to taverns with her eldest sister Marianne and also running the family grocery store.

She married Norbert Klopp, who was learning the craft of making fine leather bags, after meeting at a dance. Norbert was also a goalkeeper and had trials with prominent German club Kaiserslautern.

More to follow. 

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