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.
Due to concerns of transmitting Covid-19 strains from high-risk countries, it is known that he could not attend the funeral in person in his native Germany.
On Wednesday, Liverpool tweeted a message of support for their manager which read: “You’ll never walk alone, Jürgen.”
Klopp himself paid an emotional tribute to Elisabeth after her death, aged 81.
“She meant everything to me. She was a real mum in the best sense of the word,” Klopp told German newspaper Schwarzwaelder Bote. “As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.
“The fact that I can’t be at the funeral is due to the terrible times, but as soon as the circumstances allow, we will hold a wonderful commemoration that is appropriate to it.”