Owing to the new travel restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was unable to go to Germany for his mother’s funeral on Tuesday.
After her death, aged 81, Klopp paid an emotional tribute to Elisabeth, but it is known that because of concerns of transmitting Covid-19 strains from high-risk countries, he could not attend the funeral in person in his native Germany.
“To me, she meant something. “In the best sense of the word, she was a real mum,” Klopp told the German Schwarzwaelder Bote newspaper. I believe, as a devout Christian, that she is now in a better position.
“It’s because of the terrible times that I can’t be at the funeral, but as soon as the circumstances permit, we will hold a wonderful commemoration that is appropriate for it.”
“Liverpool tweeted a message of support for its manager on Wednesday that read: “You’ll Never Walk Alone, Jürgen.
A reply from the official Premier League account stated: “The thoughts and condolences of everyone in the Premier League at such a difficult time are with Jurgen, his family, and friends.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s grandma, Dolors Sala Carrió, died last April of coronavirus disease at the age of 82.