Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails Cristiano Ronaldo applause ‘moment of the game’ after thrashing Man United

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails Cristiano Ronaldo applause ‘moment of the game’ after thrashing Man United
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Anfield’s moving show of support for Cristiano Ronaldo was the “moment of the game” as his side hammered Manchester United on Tuesday night.

Fans of the bitter rivals came together in the seventh minute of the fixture - representing Ronaldo’s shirt number - for a minute’s applause after the Portuguese’s newborn son passed away during childbirth.

Ronaldo did not feature in the game, which Liverpool won 4-0 to climb to the top of the Premier League, having been granted compassionate leave after he and partner Georgina Rodríguez announced the tragedy on Monday evening.

Ronaldo applauded by Liverpool fans during Man Utd match

“[I’m] pretty sure if you ask anybody about it, my moment of the game, even when it was very important and a great result, was the seventh minute when our people showed pure class,” Klopp said.

“The whole stadium together showed pure class, in a moment where we obviously, everybody knew since yesterday, since I heard first time about it, so many things they are much more important in life than football.

“Obviously, we really feel for Cristiano and his family.”

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