Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp mourns the passing of his mother

The last couple of weeks has certainly been one of the hardest for the Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, to push through and endure. News of his mother passing away on Tuesday has left Anfield in mourning.

First and foremost… Our prayers and thoughts here at The Top Flight are with Jurgen Klopp and his family at this very difficult time. May his mother, Elisabeth Klopp, rest in peace.

Overflowing messages of sympathy took over social media following the news of the Liverpool boss’ mom passing away in his homeland Germany at the age of 81.

Unfortunately, the sad news doesn’t end there with him being unable to attend her funeral due to the pandemic and travelling restrictions across Europe still in place. Times have been really testing since COVID-19 swept the globe by surprise.

Jurgen Klopp was unable to travel to Germany for his mother’s funeral on Tuesday because of the current travel restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

The manager paid his tributes to his mother, who was clearly one of his lifelong role models. It is never easy to lose a family member or somebody close to you, especially when its someone that is as close to you as your mother.

Jurgen Klopp’s tribute to his mother:

She meant everything to me. She was a proper mum, in every sense of the word. As a devout Christian, I know she’s now in a better place.

The fact that I can’t be there at the funeral is because of these awful times. As soon as circumstances allow, we’ll give her a wonderful, fitting commemoration. (Via: Sky Sports)

A really difficult time for Jurgen Klopp and the Reds

Everybody at Anfield, in particular Klopp, will be hoping the last of the dark days have come and gone. Besides the manager losing his mom, Liverpool has suffered from a run of poor form leading to some unsatisfactory results.

Back-to-back Premier League losses have seen them drop out of the title race – that’s if Manchester City doesn’t drop any points. Pep Guardiola’s men are 10 points clear of last season’s champions, who they also have a game-in-hand over.

Talking Guardiola, he too had to lay his mother to rest last year March 2020, in the early stages of the pandemic when Europe was the epicentre. She passed away at the age of 82, and he too could not attend the funeral.