Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells fans respecting a minute’s silence for the Queen at Anfield is ‘the right thing to do’, after they booed God Save the Queen at Wembley months before her death
- Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday afternoon
- Football is due to restart tomorrow, with Liverpool hosting Ajax at Anfield
- There is expected to be a minute’s silence before the match gets underway
- Liverpool supporters booed the national anthem at Wembley back in May
- Jurgen Klopp thinks the minute’s silence for the Queen is the ‘right thing to do’
- He’s insisted that he will not tell Liverpool fans how to pay respect to the Queen
Jurgen Klopp has promised that Liverpool supporters will pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen by observing a peaceful minute’s silence on Tuesday night.
Liverpool made a request to UEFA for the tribute to be held before the Champions League game against Ajax at Anfield and their manager insisted it was the right thing for the club to do in this momentous period.
There is antipathy towards the monarchy in some quarters on Merseyside and there was a furore before the FA Cup final in May when William, the new Prince of Wales, was booed by Liverpool fans.
They also booed the National Anthem, as had been the case before the Carabao Cup final in February.
The Queen passed away at her residence at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon, aged 96
Jurgen Klopp thinks a minute’s silence for the Queen is the ‘right thing to do’
But Klopp has no fears of a repeat and said: ‘I don’t think our people need any kind of advice from me for showing respect.
‘There are plenty of examples where people showed exactly the right respect.
‘One which surprised me – and I was really proud of that moment – was last season when we played Manchester United around a very sad situation with Cristiano Ronaldo’s family. And that is what I expect.
‘For me, it is clear that’s what we have to do. That’s it.’
Klopp added: ‘She is the only Queen of England I ever knew. I didn’t know her, but the things you can see, she was a really warm, nice, loved lady and that is all that I need to know.
‘I respect their grief a lot and that is why I will show my respect.’
Liverpool fans took part in a minute’s applause for Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this year following the tragic death of his baby son