Jurgen Klopp to miss Liverpool’s match against Sunderland due to illness

on 06.02.2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp missed the visit of Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday after coming down with suspected appendicitis.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Cup 4th Round match against West Ham United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The German undertook pre-match media duties on Friday but was subsequently taken ill and the club announced he would not be at Anfield for the Barclays Premier League fixture.

First-team duties were instead to be overseen by the remaining members of his backroom team, including assistant coaches Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg.

The club stated on their website:

“Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be absent from today’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Sunderland at Anfield, after suffering a suspected bout of appendicitis.”

Watch Klopp’s pre-match press conference:

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  1. Didn’t see that coming (but neither did Kloppo) hopefully we’ll get him a good result today and he’s soon back with us, best wishes Jurgen, we need you..

  2. Bet he b watching game some were. Strange how lpool manager’s in past been ill. Now klopp. Lpool better win 2 day

    • At least we know Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz are on the same wavelength as Klopp and can both get just as passionate, we’re still in good hands today..

  3. Get wel soon Kloppo!

    Zeljko has been on the touchline before at Dortmund and did a decent job. (I think it was because Klopp was suspended or something)

  4. Hurry back jurgen. If there is one person we cannot do without it is certainly you. No one can reproduce the passion and enthusiasm you show for your club and players when at pitchside.

  5. Klopp is a true liverpool fan. He even doesnt wait until 77 minutes to leave the stadium…
    Just kidding,….
    Hope you get well soon, Boss Klopp!!!

    • There have been cases where people died for it but I wouldn’t call it too serious as the care Jurgen is in must be of the highest quality !

  6. I come up with a theory for this… The owners asked klopp to play sturridge at 75mts..to prevent the walk out.
    Klopp, doesnt want violate his own words to not play sturridge yet, but he cant go against the owners. he made himself unavailable for the game. So, when sturridge come in, it wont be look like his decision…
    But, honestly it would be wierd…

  7. I really hope Jurgen Klopp is alright and this it is not appendicitis, just a case of a minor stomach bug. These things happen.

    Get well soon Jurgen.

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