It’s too soon to talk about football after last night, so let’s talk about the world’s greatest manager, Jurgen Klopp, and how we are lucky to have him.
In doing his part for the LFC Foundation, Kloppo headed to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to raise awareness, speak with medical professionals, and spend a bit of time with a young Evertonian. Alder Hey, coincidentally, is the charity we have designated for donations in honor of our fallen TLO comrade, Garp’s Brother, AKA Glenn Willoughby.
The Everton fan is a 13-year-old boy suffering from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent respiratory problems and infections, but can be treated, in part, with exercise. At Alder Hey, they have a gym for the purpose of encouraging activity for those suffering from this illness.
Klopp introduced himself, first by apologizing for not being Everton manager Marco Silva, spoke a bit about his treatment and disease, and then continued trying to crack jokes. Kloppo’s gonna Kloppo.
Jurgen even asked how he became an Evertonian, following up with “Did you fall out of a tree?” He quickly apologized, for the joke, but there’s no need Jurgen. That is how Evertonians are made. It’s just science. Chelsea and City fans are bought. Evertonians fall out of a tree. And United fans are hatched. Science.
The two play a bit of footy, before Klopp hands the youngster a Liverpool football. I’m sure it’s what he’s always wanted. Regardless, it’s a cute video, and worth the watch.