Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent heartfelt letter to son of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen - Ruck

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent heartfelt letter to son of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen

The son of late Springbok legend Joostvan der Westhuizen, Jordan, was left “speechless” when he received a heartfelt letter from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp following the death of his father.

With Liverpool winning their first Premier League title in 30 years, we thought it timely to look back at this kind act from the Reds boss.

“Nothing that we say will ease your loss but we want you to know that our thoughts and sympathy is with you all.” wrote Klopp.

“We know that your Daddy was a huge fan of Liverpool FC and we’re so pleased that he shared his passion with you.

“The letter you wrote to him about LFC meant a lot to us, thank you so much for your support, we hope you will have happy memories of the time you spent with him watching LFC play.


This Liverpool jersey, signed by all the players, we’re sent to Jordan!!!! #liverpoolfc Thank you Jurgen Klopp!!!

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“May you and your family know peace, comfort and strength at this sad time.

“You’ll never walk alone.”


a personalised letter to Jordan from Jurgen Klopp! Wow… amazing. Jordan is speechless!!! #liverpoolfc

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BBC readers select all-time rugby XV, Jonny Wilkinson misses out

Jonny Wilkinson or Dan Carter? There are some major decisions to make when picking a World XV.

Over 200,000 fans voted on a poll run by the BBC as they asked which 15 players would make an all-time Rugby XV.

Some huge names were omitted from the side, such was the competition for places as only 15 could make the cut.

Here are the players voted for by rugby fans as the all-time Rugby XV.

15. SERGE BLANCO (France)

France legend Serge Blanco could play on the wing, however, he was best known for his brilliance at fullback.

14. BRYAN HABANA (South Africa)

South Africa speed machine Bryan Habana is regarded as one of the quickest players to ever play the game and helped his country to World Cup glory in 2007. He ended up on 15 World Cup tries, level with the New Zealand star. 

13. BRIAN O’DRISCOLL (Ireland) 

Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll is regarded as one of the greatest outside centres of all time. He captained his country for nine years and was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame back in 2016. 

12. MA’A NONU (New Zealand)

He was a key member of the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup-winning side, however, he missed out on a spot for the All Blacks this year. 

11. JONAH LOMU (New Zealand) 

The joint-top try-scorer in World Cup history, Jonah Lomu was always going to be in. The wing, who tragically passed away in 2015, is rightly remembered as a true All Black and World Cup great. 

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