Jurgen Klopp Sends Emotional Letter To 11-Year-Old Liverpool Fan About Anxiety
Jurgen Klopp left 11-year-old Liverpool fan Lewis Balfe speechless after replying to his letter about feeling anxious at school.
The youngster didn't feel ready to begin life as a secondary school student in September and was urged to write to The Reds.
He decided to address his letter directly to Klopp and the German coach replied with a classy message.
"Hello Lewis, Can I start by telling you a secret?" Klopp begun "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.
"I know it might be strange for a boy of your age to think that the Liverpool manager can feel the way you do but I do.
"From your letter it is clear that you are a 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.
Jürgen Klopp's personal letter to an 11 year old child who wrote to him about his stress and anxiety over starting secondary school this September gone.
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"You do not need to worry about bad things happening.
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"As you know, I lost more than a few finals and this isn't a good feeling but with the help of my family and friends I kept going and in the end we were able to enjoy some really good times.
"If I had dwelled on the bad moments I know that this would not have been possible so please be positive about yourself and look forward to the brilliant time that I know you will have growing up.
"And don't forget that you are part of the Liverpool family and this means that you have millions and millions of people just like you who want you to be as happy as you can be.
"Your support means a lot to me and everyone at LFC so I hope that this letter shows that we support you too."
Lewis' mother Milena told the Liverpool Echo: "Lewis was quite overwhelmed, and in complete shock, it was a personal letter back from Klopp.
"It's lovely of him, really nice.
"We went straight to the shop to get a frame as Lewis was worried about it getting damaged and it's now on is desk in his bedroom."
Lewis has also been given a tour of Anfield and the club's Academy complex.
It isn't the first time Klopp has interacted with younger fans who've contacted him.
10-year-old Manchester United fan Daragh Curley sent the 53-year-old a message last season, asking if he could make Liverpool lose while on their unbeaten run.
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