Klopp pens emotional letter to young Liverpool fan about anxiety

Jurgen Klopp has built a reputation as a generally sound and caring guy, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of his soft side and we imagine it won’t be the last.

When 11-year-old Liverpool fan, Lewis, was feeling uneasy about starting at secondary school, he decided to write to Klopp for advice.

And what do you know, the manager responded with an extremely heartfelt letter about his own experiences with anxiety.

“Hello Lewis, Can I start by telling you a secret? I get nervous” The German started.

“To be totally honest, I would be worried if I did not get nervous because when it happens it gives me the chance to turn that energy into something positive.”

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“I know it might be strange for a boy of your age to think that the Liverpool manager can feel the way you do but I do.

“From your letter it is clear that you are a very thoughtful and also very caring and when you have these qualities it is very hard to avoid getting nervous.

“You asked me what I do when my players feel this way and the answer is simply – I remind them of how important they are to me and how much I believe in them and I have no doubt that it will be exactly the same for your family and you.

“You do not need to worry about bad things happening.

“As you know, I lost more than a few finals and this isn’t a good feeling but with the help of my family and friends I kept going and in the end we were able to enjoy some really good times.

“If I had dwelled on the bad moments I know that this would not have been possible so please be positive about yourself and look forward to the brilliant time that I know you will have growing up.

“And don’t forget that you are part of the Liverpool family and this means that you have millions and millions of people just like you who want you to be as happy as you can be.

“Your support means a lot to me and everyone at LFC so I hope that this letter shows that we support you too.”

Lewis’ mother Milena told the Liverpool Echo: “Lewis was quite overwhelmed, and in complete shock, it was a personal letter back from Klopp.

“It’s lovely of him, really nice.

“We went straight to the shop to get a frame as Lewis was worried about it getting damaged and it’s now on is desk in his bedroom.”

Excellent stuff from Jurgen, one of the good guys.

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