Jurgen Klopp was spotted instructing Trent Alexander-Arnold to give his Liverpool shirt to a young fan in the Anfield crowd last night.
Alexander-Arnold was one of the Reds star performers as they dispatched Wolves 2-0 on Wednesday. And after the game, Sky Sports spotted Klopp heading over to put an arm around his full-back’s shoulder.
In doing so, Jurgen seemed to spot a young man with a sign asking for Trent’s match-worn shirt. With his manager seemingly instructing him to do so, the 24-year-old duly dropped off his jersey.
The camera then caught the priceless reaction of the youngster, who celebrates as though he’s just scored a late winner in-front of the Kop.
A great moment for the kid, who was seen proudly displaying his Alexander-Arnold shirt for the world to see. Lovely stuff.
Liverpool fans rewarded for unwavering loyalty
It’s great to see player’s like Trent acknowledging the support of the crowd. As a boyhood Liverpool fan himself, he’ll understand exactly what it means to receive such a cherished gift.
In truth, it’s the least the players can do this season. Despite their well-publicised troubles all campaign, the Liverpool supporters have stuck with them. That might sound obvious. But there are plenty of club’s where the same support wouldn’t be received.
Just look at Chelsea. The Blues find themselves in a similar spiral to Liverpool, although while the Reds have improved of late, the West Londoners have seemingly got worse.
That has led to all kinds of trouble amongst the fanbase. From booing openly in the stadium to deplorably sending manager Graham Potter and his family death threats. It’s safe to say that Chelsea fans are not pleased, despite the fact they’ve spent hundreds of millions and have a new team and coach to bed in.
Obviously, Klopp has more credit in the bank than Potter, but that’s largely beside the point. Once results start turning in football, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past, everything is fair game.
Thankfully, that doesn’t tend to apply at Liverpool. There have been plenty of times this season where open dissent against the team could have been justified. But the Reds support have stuck with their lads. Hopefully now that loyalty begins to be rewarded with a return to exactly where we should be in the table.
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