Klopp donates R190k for SA initiative

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been hailed after donating R190 000 to an initiative run by a South African football club.

The German, known for his eccentric ways on the sidelines, has often been described as the 'Mr Nice Guy' of football and that reputation has further been enhanced with his latest act of generosity.

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Having visited South Africa in 2017 for a charity event hosted by Hout Bay United Football Club in Cape Town, the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League winner has seemingly kept in touch with the club.

According to Jeremy Elson, the co-founder of the local outfit, Klopp recently made a donation of £10 000 to their 'Joy Is Round' initiative, which aims to promote and raise funds for community football through sales of balls and art.

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Elson told The Mirror that the Reds head coach made a special trip to Mzansi as a guest speaker for the event, in which over 1 000 people attended.

"Jurgen is a fantastic chap to have associated with the club," Elson said. "He came and did a talk in 2017 where he spoke about his time as a manager, his philosophy, football, his ambitions.

"He spoke for over two hours in total, everyone was captivated by him. The most amazing thing about him is how humble he is.

"He was really inspiring and he's just a really sharp, humble and engaging guy."

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