The German Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been unable to attend his mother’s funeral due to restrictions in Germany that do not allow flights from the UK.
Elisabeth has passed away at age 81 and the last time Klopp was able to visit her was for her 81st birthday celebration.
“She meant everything to me. She was a great mother in the best sense of the word. As a devout Christian, I know he’s in a better place, “Klopp said, paying tribute to his mother.
Flights from the United Kingdom to Germany are suspended until at least February 17 to avoid the transmission of new strains of the covid.
“When the situation permits, we will honor his life,” Klopp said.
“She meant everything to me, she was the best mother. I’m sure she’s in a better place now”
🙏Jürgen Klopp and his emotional last words for his mother Elisabeth.
The Liverpool manager was unable to attend his mother’s funeral due to travel restrictions to Germany. pic.twitter.com/TRcndesrn5
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