Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sent an emotional message of support to a young Reds fan suffering from a terminal illness.
The parents of four-year-old William Watkins had received heartbreaking news that the cancer had spread to his brain and spine, which means he might not survive for the next two months.
William has courageously battled terminal illness since the age of three, and Klopp has sent a video of support for the Reds enthusiast.
The German boss said, “Hi William, I heard you are a Liverpool fan, you probably know me, I’m Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, and this message is especially for you.
“I’ve heard that you don’t have the best time yet; I’m sorry for that. I really feel for you. But we can get it up a bit by restarting the Premier League, and we will play for you again.
“Not alone for you, but especially for you. We will give everything to reach our big, big, big goal this year.
“Sunday late at night we will start playing against Everton and from that moment on we will fight again with everything we have specially for you.
“I’ll tell the boys, and I hope you can also use this power to fight, and I wish you all the best, and I hope to see you soon, yours Jurgen Klopp.
“And remember, you will never walk alone. ”
Liverpool transfer decision imposes major change in Klopp tradition
The news that Timo Werner should join Chelsea came as a surprise to most Liverpool fans who saw the German as a perfect match at Anfield.
However, the decision by the Liverpool hierarchy means that they are unlikely to spend in the next transfer window and will instead seek to grow from within. Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams have all been touted as promising youngsters in the club setup and could benefit from financial uncertainty in the transfer market.
For Klopp, however, the prospect of a second consecutive summer transfer window without a major signature risks catching up with other teams like Chelsea and Manchester City.
Such movement, or lack thereof, in the next window will again reverse the trend for Klopp who has been used to major reconstructions at Borussia Dortmund. Players like Robert Lewandowski moved on to Bayern Munich and the Liverpool boss has had to undergo major changes.
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Therefore, another window without major changes will again see the strength of the current Klopp team.
The truth about Liverpool exposed before the Premier League restart
The return of the Premier League this week marks an unprecedented return after a suspension of 100 days of matches, but it also indicates how far Liverpool is ahead of the lead pack.
After such a break, it would be easy to forget the pace at which the Klopp Reds went on to the title, but it is something sweeter after the last disappointment of last season when Manchester City confirmed two straight wins.
Now Liverpool are back with just six points from their nine games remaining and could even clinch the title Sunday against their local rivals Everton if other results come their way.
As a Liverpool FC correspondent Paul Gorst explains , the dynamic has shifted between Liverpool and City, the Reds now being the driving team that Pep Guardiola had formed a year or two ago.