Jurgen Klopp makes Juan Mata Common Goal project announcement
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is the latest member of the Common Goal charitable movement set up by Manchester United star Juan Mata.
Klopp made the announcement at the FIFA Football Awards where he was named as the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the year seeing off competition from Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola.
The Liverpool boss used the opportunity to announce he was the latest member of Mata's initiative which will see him pledging one per cent of his salary to the charity.
He explained: "I want to use this stage to say one thing.
"Today is an individual prize. I don't 100 per cent understand individual prizes but I get it. I'm here for a lot of people but we are all on the really good side of life. That is why we are here, legends.
"The past was great, the present is really good and the future will hopefully be good for use as well. But there are people out there who don't have the situation. I am really proud to announce from today I am a member of the Common Goal family."
Klopp also advised people to Google Common Goal if they hadn't heard of it before, which subsequently led to their website crashing.
Common Goal was launched by Mata two years ago and encourages players and coaches to help support football charities all over the world.
Bayern Munich and Germany centre-back Mats Hummels, Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini, United States Women's National Team duo Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, former Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry, Stuttgart's Dennis Aogo, Australian Alex Brosque and Fenerbahce's Hasan Ali Kaldırım have already pledged to donate one per cent of their salaries to Common Goal.
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