You’ll Never Walk Alone: Liverpool boss Klopp moved to tears by NHS video

The German head coach has hailed the efforts of those in the English health system, with a nation pulling together in shows of support

Jurgen Klopp admits to having been moved to tears by a video showing NHS staff singing Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem.

Mary Foy, Labour’s MP for Durham City, has posted footage on social media of healthcare staff – including coronavirus and non-coronavirus specialists – working together in isolation chambers.

Despite being separated by glass doors, those involved could be seen swaying their arms and joining together in song.

Thursday evening also saw a nation unite amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to deliver a collective show of support in the ‘Clap for Carers’ campaign.

Klopp is among those to have hailed the efforts of those doing their utmost to keep the country on its feet.

He told Liverpool’s official website : “My English is not good enough to say. It’s extraordinary, it’s great.

“I think yesterday I was sent a video of people in the hospital just outside the intensive care area and when they started singing You’ll Never Walk Alone I started crying immediately. It’s unbelievable.

“But it shows everything, these people not only work but they have such a good spirit. They are used to helping other people, we need to get used to it because usually we have our own problems and stuff. But it’s their job, they do it day in and day out.

“They bring themselves, if you want, in danger because they help ill, sick and seriously handicapped people, so I couldn’t admire them more and appreciate it more, I really couldn’t.”

Klopp is currently being prevented from doing his job, with football having shut down across the world.

His Reds side stand on the brink of securing a first English top-flight title in 30 years , but the German tactician has no complaints at seeing his Premier League leaders shelve plans to get over the line.

He added on events immediately prior to hitting an indefinite postponement, with Liverpool’s last outing see them slip out of the Champions League against Atletico Madrid: “We played the Bournemouth game on Saturday, we won it, then Sunday City lost, so the information for us was ‘two wins to go’.

“But then on Monday morning, I woke up and heard about the situation in Madrid, that they would close the schools and universities from Wednesday, so it was really strange to prepare for that game, to be honest.

“I usually don’t struggle with things around me, I can build barriers right and left when I prepare for a game, but in that moment it was really difficult.

“Wednesday we had the game, I loved the game, I loved what I saw from the boys, it was a really, really good performance other than the result – we didn’t score enough, we conceded too many, that’s all clear, but between these two main pieces of information it was a brilliant game!

“Thursday [we were] off and then Friday when we arrived it was already clear this is not a session. Yes, we trained, but it was more of a meeting. We had a lot of things to talk about, a lot of things to think about, things I never thought before in my life about.

“Nobody knew exactly – and nobody knows exactly – how it will go on, so the only way we could do was to organise it as good as possible for the boys and make sure everything is sorted as much as we can sort it in our little space, in the little area where we are responsible, really. That’s what we did in a very short time, then we sent the boys home, went home ourselves and here we are still.”