The Liverpool manager’s mother died in January but the restrictions of the coronavirus prevented him from returning to Germany

Jürgen Klopp was prevented from attending the funeral of his mother Elisabeth this week due to travel restrictions for Covid-19

Germany has banned many travelers from countries like Great Britain from entering the country to prevent the spread of the new variants of the coronavirus January at the age of 81 and the funeral took place on Tuesday

Klopp, 53, says that Elisabeth will be commemorated when a return trip to the Black Forest, where he grew up, is possible. He last saw her when she was 80

“She meant everything to me. She was a real mother in the best sense of the word,” said Klopp in Schwarzwalder Bote. “As a pious Christian, I know that she is in a better place now”

“The fact that I cannot attend the funeral is due to the terrible times. As soon as circumstances permit, we will hold a wonderful commemoration appropriate to it”

Due to travel restrictions in Germany, Liverpool’s Champions League game against Red Bull Leipzig will take place next week in Budapest’s Puskás Aréna, as will the duel between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach

The Liverpool manager was one of Elisabeth’s three children after he married Norbert Klopp, who died in 2000 before his son’s first coaching job at Mainz

Klopp has previously spoken about his father never seeing him win the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool

“Actually, my dad was a natural trainer too, so if you had asked him he would have said you had to train,” he said, “We never talked about it and he has guided me through my own career, pretty much.” , with really sharp criticism and such. But now he has never seen my actual career, that’s difficult from time to time “

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