'Crazy old dreamer' Klopp inspired to give back to the world

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Liverpool manager pledges 1% of salary to aid work of global charities. FMTNews

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the emotional high of his side’s Champions League triumph inspired him to join the Common Goal charity.

The 52-year-old, who was crowned Fifa men’s coach of the year on Monday, told the Players Tribune of difficult times he suffered early in his career as an amateur footballer, working in a warehouse while trying to support his young family. “Just think what we could accomplish if we all came together and gave 1% of what we earn to make a positive difference in the world. Maybe I am naive. Maybe I am a crazy old dreamer.After a stunning comeback from losing the first leg of their Champions League semifinal 3-0 to Barcelona to beat the Spanish champions 4-0 at Anfield in May, Liverpool lifted their sixth European Cup by beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

 

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