Watch: Jurgen Klopp pays emotional tribute to ‘sensational’ Diego Maradona
Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time, played a starring role in Argentina’s second World Cup triumph in 1986 and also had great success at club level with Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli.
A host of Europe’s biggest football clubs observed a minute’s silence before their group stage games in the Champions League while Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico made a brilliant gesture during the warm-up.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat against Atalanta, Klopp paid his respects and revealed that he idolised Maradona while growing up in Germany.
"I'm 53 years old, my entire life, he was a part of it."
"Diego was a sensational guy. Maradona had some struggles. I will miss both."
Jurgen Klopp celebrates the life of the legendary Diego Maradona ❤️
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 25, 2020