Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s emotional reaction to NHS workers chanting You’ll Never Walk Alone

Jurgen Klopp was praised by the World Health Organisation for his reaction to the coronavirus crisis (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was moved to tears after watching a video which featured NHS workers chanting ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

Mary Foy, Labour’s MP for Durham City, posted a clip on social media last night which captured healthcare workers singing and swaying to Liverpool’s iconic chant on the night thousands took to the streets to show their appreciation for the NHS staff who are working around the clock to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reacting to the video, Klopp said : ‘My English is not good enough to say. It’s extraordinary, it’s great.

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‘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.’

Liverpool’s pursuit of their first league title since 1990 has been put on hold with the Premier League suspended until the end of next month at the earliest.

And following their Champions League defeat against Atletico Madrid, Klopp revealed his players decided to suspend all activity at the club’s Melwood training base following a team meeting.

‘Thursday [we were] off and then Friday when we arrived it was already clear this is not a session,’ he added. ‘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.’

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