The technician of Liverpool, jurgen kloppis convinced that no one can be greater than Pelebut what amazed him the most was the humility of the Brazilian soccer great despite being one of the most popular people on the planet.
Pelé died on Thursday at the age of 82, with people from all walks of life mourning the death of the only man to win the World Cup three times as a player.
Klopp said he had “0.01%” of Pele’s abilities and described how he received a signed Brazil number 10 shirt on his birthday when he met former striker and German great Franz Beckenbauer at the 2006 World Cup. .
“Regardless of what they tell me in the future, Pelé was the best. I will not forget him,” Klopp said. “They both showed me that if you’re the most famous person on the planet, you can still be a completely normal guy. That’s what I love the most, that’s what I took as a lesson, it’s something I’ll never forget. And as a Christian, I think this is not over for him. Now he will play football in a wonderful stadium with fantastic players from the past.”
Leagues around the world will pay tribute to Pelé during matches this weekend. The Premier League, the English Football League and the Australian A-League announced that they would pay a minute of applause before their matches, while La Liga and Serie A will hold a minute of silence.