Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool boss, donates £10,000 to South African children's charity

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool boss, donates £10,000 to South African children's charity

- Jurgen Klopp has donated a sum of £10,000 to South African children's charity spearheaded by Hout Bay United

- Hout Bay United run football teams for children aged between seven and 18 years

- The community-based football club seeks to support, mentor and empower children

- Klopp also doubles as the patron of the Cape Town-based club

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has contributed to the Joy is Round, a children's charity initiative ran by Hout Bay United Football Community in South Africa.

The organisation, which has children aged below 18 years seeks to promote and raise funds for community football through the sale of balls and art.

Hout Bay United co-founder Jeremy Elson has since confirmed Klopp's generous gesture, hailing the German tactician as "humble" and "a fantastic chap."

The German born tactician was said to have donated about £10,000 to support the growth and development of the program in South Africa.

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"Jurgen is a fantastic chap to have associated with the club," Elson was quoted saying according Liverpool Echo.

"He came and did a talk in 2017, where he spoke about his time as a manager, his philosophy, football, his ambitions. He spoke for over two hours in total, everyone was captivated by him," he added.

Klopp, who doubles up as a patron at the Cape Town-based club is understood to have paid them a visit back in 2017 where he pledged his support to the outfit.

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His contribution comes just weeks after he announced he will be donating one per cent of his £7 million salary to Common Goal.

Common Goal is a pledge-based charitable movement by streetfootballworld for the football industry that was set up by Man United midfielder Juan Mata.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp has been named as the best Premier League manager for the month of August after perfect start in the 2019/20 season.

Last season in the Premier League, Liverpool lost only one game throughout the term and lost the League title to Manchester City on the last day.

They have started on an impressive note again this term by winning their first four games against Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley.

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