THEY say that behind every great man lies a great woman – and Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his wife wanting to stay in Liverpool was a big reason behind his longevity at the club.
The Reds boss has always kept his family life relatively private, with his current wife thought to have moved in with him after just THREE days of dating.
Here’s everything to know about the woman behind the Liverpool manager who is looking to lead the Reds to English football’s first ever cup treble.
Who is Jurgen Klopp’s wife?
Klopp’s wife Ulla Sandrock has been in a relationship with the Liverpool manager since December 2005.
The couple met whilst Sandrock was working as a bar waitress during the Munich Oktoberfest.
She is a children’s novelist who published her first book – ‘Tom and the Magic Football’ – which is about a magic football that leads an 11-year-old boy to become an amazing footballer.
The book was published in 2008, with a sequel following in in 2010.
She used to be a teacher in Kenya, teaching local kids there.
Why was she dubbed the ‘First Lady of Bundesliga’?
Klopp’s kind-hearted wife was dubbed ‘the First lady’, due to her charitable actions and Jurgen Klopp’s status whilst he was working in Germany.
She also worked as a nurse whilst in Nairobi and helped starving children recover whilst there.
Ms Sandrock also made headlines in April this year when she handed out £1,000 food vouchers to supermarket staff at a Waitrose branch in Formby, close to their family home.
Liverpool’s manager has always been full of praise for his wife with both of them having children from previous marriages when they got together.
He’s talked about her books publicly saying: “It’s like Harry Potter but about football. There’s no flying on his f****** stick.”
Sandrock was more graceful when she told the press that the book illustrated the “fascination of football” and “the longing for a distant hero world”.