Following the tragic death Manchester United forward, Jurgen Klopp sent a classy message for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 37-year-old football star has missed United’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday because he continues to mourn the tragic loss of his son. Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez lost their son in childbirth, according to Ronaldo. Their baby girl was safely delivered.
Liverpool fans sent Ronaldo a message of support in the seventh minute. They engaged in a minute of applause, singing and dancing their hearts out. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” anthem. Klopp, reflecting on Ronaldo’s tragic news and the solidarity shown within Anfield, said: “It wasn’t a real show class.
“Obviously all of our thoughts from the moment we heard about it were with Cristiano and his family. I cannot even imagine how it must be and we really feel for him.”
He said: “My moment of the game was the seventh minute when the whole stadium showed pure class, so many things are much more important in life than football. We feel for Cristiano and his family. That was my moment of the game.”
Rangnick, United boss, was also asked about his thoughts on the tributes. He replied: “The atmosphere is great, they love their team and [the fact] they joined in after seven minutes shows they respect that football is more than just supporting one team.”
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Ronaldo posted the terrible news on social media the day before the derby. He wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our baby boy.
“It is the most terrible pain a parent can experience. The birth of our baby girl gave us the strength to face this moment with hope, happiness and joy.
“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
The football world rallied behind Ronaldo in his time of need. There were messages of support from players, clubs, and fans all over the globe.