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  Sports   Cricket  25 Dec 2019  Juergen Klopp meets Faf Du Plessis, SA skipper becomes Liverpool coach's fan

Juergen Klopp meets Faf Du Plessis, SA skipper becomes Liverpool coach's fan

AFP
Published : Dec 25, 2019, 3:47 pm IST
Updated : Dec 25, 2019, 3:47 pm IST

Du Plessis was having dinner with Siya Kolisi in a Cape Town restaurant in Nov when Klopp, on a private visit to South Africa, walked in.

South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday that a chance meeting with Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had turned him into a fan. (Photo:Twitter)
 South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday that a chance meeting with Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had turned him into a fan. (Photo:Twitter)

Centurion: South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday that a chance meeting with Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had turned him into a fan.

Du Plessis was having dinner with Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi in a Cape Town restaurant in November when Klopp, on a private visit to South Africa, walked in.

 

Kolisi has been a long-time Liverpool fan and Du Plessis posted a picture on both Instagram and Twitter showing the two captains and Klopp, commenting that Kolisi had a "man-crush moment".

Klopp recognised Kolisi after watching the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup final in Japan some 10 days earlier and came across to congratulate him.

"Did he recognise you?" asked a journalist at Du Plessis' press conference ahead of the first Test against England, starting on Thursday.

"No," admitted the cricket captain to laughter.

"But he said he watches cricket. The Liverpool guys watched the Cricket World Cup and saw how well England did."

 

Du Plessis said he had never become a close follower of football but said meeting Klopp had changed that.

"For someone to be that famous, he is a great guy and that's what I believe real leadership is about. It's about connecting with people, having great relationships with people, so I became a massive fan."

Tags: faf du plessis, juergen klopp
Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria