Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp straight from a titanic battle with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday where Liverpool emerged victorious took time to refresh during this international break by visiting Cape Town where he had an encounter with South Africa World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi.
Kolisi who was up and about with Proteas captain Faf du Plesis probably sharing winning tips with the South Africa Test cricket captain whose team were severely humiliated during the cricket World Cup and on their recent tour to India.
It is not everyday that you get to have three prominent sporting figures from three different sporting disciplines respect each other’s presence and engaged in heart to heart conversation.
Faf du Plesis took to Instagram to share the breathtaking moment when he met one of the biggest and respected figures in world sport at the moment.
Faf shared the chance encounter on social media and posted a picture to his 1.1 million followers, writing:
“About last night… When ur bro @siya_kolisi_the_bear has a serious man crush moment when he meets one of his heroes… very impressive man . Get why his players love him so much . I’m a fan as well now ????????”
Klopp is an ambassador to a local soccer charity for children, Joy is Round, and recently donated £10 000 (R188 000) to the initiative run by the Hout Bay United Football Community.
Hout Bay United FC runs a soccer academy for children aged seven to 18 and oversees an initiative which aims to raise funds for grassroots soccer through the sale of balls and art made from old clothing and materials.
Klopp might have emerged from the conversation much wiser as he might have got one or two tricks from man of the moment Siya Kolisi as he aims to end Liverpool Premier League trophy drought as they are currently leading the log by 8 points.
Kolisi might be the go to guy as he is a bastion of knowledge having overcame adversity to lead and unite a nation at crossroads by lifting the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
By Gerald Dandah