THEY say behind every great man is a great woman – and Jurgen Klopp has revealed his wife wanting to stay at Liverpool was a big reason for his longevity at the club.
The Reds boss has always kept his family life relatively private, with his current wife reportedly moving in with him after just THREE days of dating.
Here’s everything you need 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 while Sandrock was working as a bartender during Munich’s Oktoberfest.
She is a children’s novelist who has published her first book – ‘Tom and the Magic Football’ – which is about magic football that turns an 11-year-old boy into an amazing footballer.
The book was published in 2008, followed by a sequel in 2010.
She was a teacher in Kenya, where she taught local children.
Why was she dubbed the ‘First Lady of the Bundesliga’?
Klopp’s kind-hearted wife has been dubbed ‘the First Lady’, due to her charitable actions and Jurgen Klopp’s status while working in Germany.
She also worked as a nurse in Nairobi and helped starving children recover while there.
Ms Sandrock also made headlines in April this year when she handed out £1,000 food vouchers to supermarket staff at a branch of Waitrose in Formby, near their family home.
The Liverpool manager has always been full of praise for his wife as they both had children from previous marriages when they got together.
He has spoken publicly about his books, saying, “It’s like Harry Potter but about football. There’s no stealing on his goddamn stick.”
Sandrock was more gracious when she told the press that the book illustrated the “fascination of football” and “the longing for a distant hero world”.