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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp writes touching letter to widow of Leicester City fan

3.56K   //    27 Feb 2016, 16:38 IST
Ian Midgely
Tribute to Ian Midgley; Picture courtesy: The Telegraph


Jurgen Klopp has shown his class by writing a touching letter to the widow of Leicester City fan Ian Midgley. Midgley died on boxing day when he was on his way to watch his beloved Leicester team take on Liverpool at Anfield.

Ian Midgley was walking to the ground with his wife, Denise, when collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack.

In the letter, Klopp tells Denise: "You'll never walk alone.

"I am so sorry to be writing to you under these extremely sad circumstances on hearing that your husband Ian passed away while visiting Liverpool for the game on Boxing Day.

"At Liverpool Football Club, our fans are part of one big family and we understand that Ian was a huge Leicester City fan and the Leicester City family has tragically lost a truly loyal fan.

"On behalf of everyone at Liverpool Football Club, the directors, players and staff, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to you following the loss of Ian.

"Nothing that we say will recompense your loss but I extend my deepest sympathies and want you to know that all our thoughts are with you and your family.

Midgley’s wife had spoken about her husband saying:

"Ian was a great guy. Full of fun, laughter, confidence and support. Everyone he touched genuinely loved him."

Klopp says Manchester City is beatable in the League Cup final

Liverpool can beat the "best team in the Premier League" when they take on Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday, according to boss Juergen Klopp.

The Reds are intent on landing their first trophy since winning the last of their record eight League Cups in 2012, and are full of confidence after a 4-1 victory over title contenders Man City at the Etihad Stadium in November.

"Maybe from the squad side this (Man City) is the best team in the Premier League," German Klopp, 48, told the BBC.

"Maybe another team will win the league but Man City is really high quality. But you can beat them," he added.

"We have a good chance to make more problems for them than they can imagine in this moment."

"This job, in professional football, we do it only to win things -- titles, cups, whatever," Klopp told reporters.

"A lot of players, managers have to work their whole life, and they can be really successful, but never have the chance to win something.

"After a very short time we have the chance. I am sure you will see in the game that we really want to win this."

Klopp and Pellegrini will go head to head in Wembley on Sunday.

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