Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, was sent a letter month by 11-year-old Liverpool fan Lewis Balfe explaining his nerves ahead of starting secondary school.
The Red boss sent an honest letter back, saying that he ” gets nervous” too
Jurgen Klopp is an incredible manager.
He won almost everything there is to win in football during his time with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
But he’s also an extremely emotional and caring character, and he’s shown that side to him with a brilliant letter he sent to an 11-year-old boy.
Lewis Balfe, from Maidenhead, was worried about making the step up from primary school.
However, it was suggested he wrote a letter to one of his heroes for advice. Balfe is a big Liverpool fan so he chose Klopp.
The young 11-year-old boy was feeling nervous about making the next step from a primary school in September.
And it saw a family friend suggest that the young Liverpool fan should write to his favorite club for advice.
Choosing to pen a letter to the Reds boss himself.
And the German took the time to send Lewis some advice on how to cope with anxiety
Klopp wrote: ” Hello Lewis”,
” Can I start by telling you a secret? I get nervous. To be totally honest,”
“I would be worried if I did not get nervous because when it happens it gives me the chance to turn that energy into something positive.”
” From your letter, it is clear you are very thoughtful and also very caring and when you have these qualities it is very hard to avoid getting nervous.”
” You asked me what I do when my players feel this way and the answer is simply
” I remind them of how important they are to me and how much I believe in them”
“and I have no doubt that it will be exactly the same for your family and you.”
You do not need to worry about bad things