Jurgen Klopp is as terrific a man as he is a manager, this story tells us.
Tonight’s win against Leeds pales into insignificance considering the tragedy that struck in South America earlier on today, where Brazilian football team Chapecoense were among the victims of a plane crash in Colombia.
The football world is in mourning, in effect – and Liverpool’s Brazilian Lucas was hit hardest in our squad, as he knew some of the players who died.
He asked Klopp if he could wear a black armband as a sign of respect while captaining the Reds, but our manager told him in no uncertain terms that the entire team would join him.
Liverpool and Leeds held an impeccable one minute silence and donned the armbands you’ll see in the cover photo.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 29, 2016
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 29, 2016