All the Klopps’ generous gestures since arriving in Liverpool

Since becoming Liverpool manager in 2015, Jurgen Klopp and his family were quick to capture the hearts of reds as they were quick to embrace the fans and the city.

Last week, Jurgen Klopp's wife handed out £1,000 worth of food vouchers to supermarket staff as a "thank you" for working on the coronavirus frontline.

The touching act of kindness happened at Waitrose in Formby where Ulla Sandrock handed out the gifts to unsuspecting staff.

The Klopps, who moved into the Formby mansion formerly lived in by Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard, have become popular figures in the village and are occasionally spotted in local pubs and restaurants.

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In light of the Klopp family's most recent act of generosity, we took a look back at all the nice gestures that the family have made to people in Liverpool since they moved here in 2015.

Watching the local football team

It's not just Melwood at Anfield where Jurgen Klopp can be found wandering the touchline.

In October, Klopp stunned players and parents alike when he turned up to watch an under-18s ladies match between Formby and Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Klopp stopped to watch the game while walking his dog in Formby.

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Ashton Town AFC Ladies team with Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool manager posed for photos with the teenagers during half-time wearing is Liverpool tracksuit and cap.

Rob Pratten, 48, from Preston, spotted Klopp watching the game and went over for a photo.

"Speaking to the ECHO, Rob, a lifelong Red said: "It was pouring with rain and the park was completely empty. There were only spectators watching the girls play.

"But across the pitch, some of the parents noticed this tall gentlemen walking his dog.

"When the half-time whistle went, all the girls started screaming and running to him, but he really didn't mind, he took it all in his stride.

"My daughter was very excited, a few of the girls got individual photos. It's nice he gave that little bit of time."

Birthday surprises

Throughout his time as Liverpool manager, Klopp has helped lifelong Liverpool fans celebrate birthdays they will never forget.

Last January, lifelong red Bernard Sheridan received a surprise gift from Klopp on his 104th birthday.

In a personal letter sent by Jurgen, he wished Bernard a happy 104th birthday and sent a personalised shirt and tickets to Liverpool vs Crystal Palace.

The letter said: "Dear Bernard, I would like to personally wish you a very happy 104th birthday.

"I hope you enjoy celebrating with your family and friends.

"Thank you for your continued support of Liverpool Football Club.

"You'll Never Walk Alone."

Klopp also had a hand in arranging seats for another super fan on their 80th birthday.

Arthur Edwards, who has been a season ticket for 73 years, suffered a stroke and was forced to miss a long spell of games due to his health and because he was unable to access his usual seat due to his wheelchair.

Arthur's daughter Sandra wrote a letter addressed to the Reds boss explaining her dad's difficulties and whether he could have an accessible seat.

Much to Arthur's surprise, Klopp arranged for him to attend Liverpool's Champions League game against Bayern Munich on his 80th birthday.

Meeting Sean Cox's family

During Liverpool pre-season tour in August 2018, Klopp made a touching gesture in support of Sean Cox when he met the Liverpool fan's family in Dublin.

The Reds boss took time out from Liverpool's pre-season tour to meet the family of the Irish fan, who suffered serious head injuries after being attacked outside Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp and Sean Cox

A heartwarming photo shows Klopp holding up a banner for Mr Cox, alongside members of his family.

In November 2019, Klopp met Sean after Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Manchester City.

Klopp posed with Mr Cox, who has been forced to use a wheelchair after the vicious assault and is in the UK for further treatment at a specialist neurological facility in the north of England .

Jurgen said: “When it happened, it was the lowest point for me here at LFC. Because it should not happen in life or football games.

“The love Sean and family have for this club, I hope it has given him strength and power in recovery."

Visits to Alder Hey

The Liverpool boss has also spent time at Alder Hey speaking to children being treated at the hospital.

In October 2018, the Reds boss showed he had one of the biggest hearts in football when he met with Carson Kehoe, a 13 year-old with Cystic Fibrosis.

Jurgen Klopp at Alder Hey Children's Hospital

During the visit, Klopp joked with Carson, who supports Everton, during a kickabout.

Despite his jokes, Klopp made a heartwarming gesture that proved club colours don't matter when he handed the schoolboy a Liverpool FC football to use during his activity sessions at Alder Hey.

LFC fan Patric pictured with Jurgen Klopp and his team during a pre-Christmas visit to Alder Hey

Handing Carson the gift, he said: "I've only got this one ball… a red one. But this is your ball from now on. Do whatever you want, kick it in the sea or whatever but maybe you can have a bit of fun with it."

Every six to eight weeks local kids with Cystic Fibrosis attend regular check-ups at Alder Hey, where they are seen by a team of specialists, including a dietitian, physiotherapist, respiratory consultant, nurse specialist and psychologist.

Going to any lengths to cheer on the team

While Klopp got a seat on the victory bus after Liverpool won the Champions League in 2019, his wife Ulla Sandrock wasn't going to let anything get in the way of cheering on the squad.

The social worker and children's writer was spotted standing on a bin and wildly cheering as the coach went by.

Donated £10,000 to help children

Klopp has also been known to donate his own money to great initiatives.

Back in October Klopp gave £10,000 to a children's charity.

The Liverpool manager made the generous donation to the Joy is Round initiative, run by Hout Bay United Football Community, in South Africa.

Members of Hout Bay United and the local community were very excited to see Klopp during his visit

Based in Cape Town, Hout Bay United run football teams for children aged seven to 18-years-old with the aim of bringing together different communities and empowering them.

This includes supporting and mentoring children with their education, work placements and finding them future employment.

As a patron for the club, Klopp travelled over to Cape Town to see some of its members, along with people from the local community back in 2017.

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Jeremy Elson, 42, co-founder of Hout Bay United, said: "Jurgen is a fantastic chap to have associated with the club.

"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."

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