Jürgen Klopp has sent a touching tribute to Jordan van der Westhuizen, the 13-year old son of late rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen.
As reported by Goal.com, 13-year-old Jordan Van der Westhuizen was “left speechless,” by Jürgen Klopp’s tribute to his late father and huge Liverpool fan Joost van der Westhuizen.
The South African rugby star sadly passed away in February at the age of 45, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
His son Jordan penned an emotional letter after his passing, highlighting his father’s achievements on the rugby field and praying that his father would “please tell God that Liverpool must win.”
— Sander Westerveld (@sawe74) February 11, 2017
In a touching response to Jordan’s letter, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has paid tribute to van der Westhuizen with his own letter, accompanied by a signed Liverpool shirt from himself and the rest of the LFC squad.
“Nothing that we say will ease your loss but we want you to know that our thoughts and sympathy is with you all,” Klopp wrote.
“We know that your Daddy was a huge fan of Liverpool FC and we’re so pleased that he shared his passion with you. The letter you wrote to him about LFC meant a lot to us, thank you so much for your support, we hope you will have happy memories of the time you spent with him watching LFC play.
“May you and your family know peace, comfort and strength at this sad time. You’ll never walk alone.”
Klopp’s response is a touching tribute to the late rugby star and has been posted on Instagram by Jordan’s mother Amor Vittone.
On behalf of all of us here at Rousing the Kop, You’ll Never Walk Alone Jordan.