22nd March 2017
Jürgen Klopp today recalled the pride he felt when meeting Ronnie Moran at Melwood last year as he paid a tribute to the Liverpool legend following his passing on Wednesday morning.
The Reds boss, first-team staff and members of the squad held a minute of silence and reflection ahead of their first training session at the club’s Tenerife base earlier today.
Afterwards, Klopp explained why it was important for the team to pay their respects to Moran’s life and Liverpool legacy.
He said: “It’s a sad day. I had the honour of meeting him last year around the League Cup final. Obviously I am not from Liverpool, I am not from England, and so I needed a little bit of help but when I heard about this very special story then it was really nice to meet him. It was a big honour for me.
“Today is a very sad day for all of us. All of our thoughts and all of our love are with the family.
“We tried to pay our respects like a football club should do for a real member of the club, a real figure of the club, with a minute of silence.