Jurgen Klopp and his champions of Europe have banded together in conjunction with United Charity to raise valuable funds for a children’s charity in Brazil.
The Reds ran out victors over Tottenham in Madrid to lift the club’s sixth European crown, and with it gave the Liverpool faithful around the world a moment they’ll never forget.
Klopp’s side conquered Europe in dramatic fashion by first only sealing their route to the knockout stages in the last group game against Napoli, before defying all odds to overcome a four-goal deficit against Barcelona in the semi-finals.
It was the first piece of silverware secured under Klopp’s tutelage and Jordan Henderson lifted Ol’ Big Ears in fine fashion.
And the team are now looking to use their on-field success to contribute to a worthy cause by auctioning off a replica European Cup which has been signed by the Liverpool squad and Klopp himself.
United Charity, Europe’s largest charity auction site, is hosting the fundraiser on behalf of Stars4Kids, which will come to a close on Monday.
All the proceeds will go directly to Bola Pra Frente, a social and sporting project in Rio de Janeiro kickstarted by former Brazil international Jorginho.
The sport and education centre aims to help at risk children and adolescents to lead a future beyond crime.
“We thought we should get a replica of our Champions League trophy and let all Liverpool players and me as well, of course, sign it and auction it off for a good cause,” Klopp said.
“It’s for Stars4Kids by Jorginho in Rio de Janeiro and it will be for the benefit of the ‘Bola Pra Frente’ kids, so if you want to be part of it don’t let me stop you.”
At the time of writing, the auction stands at € 4,100 (£3,740) so like the boss said if you fancy raising valuable funds whilst getting your hands on a rare collector’s item, then don’t hesitate to support the brilliant gesture from the Liverpool squad.
If you would like to find out more or place a bid then you can do so here.