Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on ‘exceptional’ Marcus Rashford for his work to end child poverty ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United this weekend.
This weekend will see arguably the biggest rivalry in English football resume when Liverpool host their north west counterparts on Sunday, the clash taking on added significance with the two sides placed at the top of the Premier League.
Ahead of the contest, however, Klopp has been full of praise for Red Devils’ forward Rashford, whose commendable and relentless campaigning has raised awareness for child food poverty and led to a £400m u-turn from the Government regarding the supply of free school meals,
The 23-year-old was last month won a FIFA Foundation Award for his campaign and received an MBE in recognitions of his services for vulnerable children, with Klopp placing club allegiances aside to laud the ‘exceptional’ forward’s philanthropic work.
“I said it before, It’s absolutely exceptional what he is doing there,” said the Liverpool boss at a pre-match press conference. “He has had some honours, and absolutely right.
“It is a little shame he has to do this work, but these things happen and he has done it because he had the same situation when he was a kid.
”It’s just great to see him never forgetting his roots. An exceptional, exceptional thing to do.”