Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacted to the tragic death of Diego Armando Maradona in a pre-match press conference.
died two nights ago at the age of 60, leaving the football world in great mourning. The death of the former star of
and clubs like
shocked and saddened many people around the world.
has now joined the ranks of those who have reacted to the death of
and paid tribute to the Argentine football legend.
Klopp spoke about Maradona at a press conference before
“The best in my lifetime, which I watched most often.”
“Maybe that’s not right anymore because I watched Cristiano and Lionel a few times now as well. But during my own playing career he was the standout player.
“His life shows how nice life can be when you are a world-class footballer, and how difficult it can be as well.
“He was a very, very impressive figure. I met him once, which for a player of my level was like meeting the Pope, to be honest! It was really, really special.
“Football will miss him, I will miss him, and you can see that with the reaction all over the world. If we would have shown our love for him without wanting to have a selfie, if we had shown him the respect he deserved while he was still alive, then I think we could have helped him.”