Jürgen Klopp also expresses his respect and admiration for Roger Hunt in his notes on today’s official match day.
Hunt, a Liverpool legend and the club’s second-highest scorer, died earlier this week at the age of 83.
At this afternoon’s game against Manchester City, there will be a minute of applause before kick-off Mosaik on the Kop honors a world champion known in Anfield as “Sir Roger”.
And Klopp hopes that his team can then continue and produce a performance that is due to one of Liverpool’s greats.
The Says Boss: “Before the game we will take a break to pay tribute to a person who, like everyone else, is responsible for ensuring that events like today are as important as Liverpool Football Club. Sir Roger Hunt, who died peacefully this week, was a real giant.
“Since I’ve been in Liverpool I’ve tried to learn as much as possible about the people who make this institution based on their talent, commitment, their personality and their achievements. The legends on whose shoulders we stand.
“Sir Roger is someone whose contribution can be matched but not surpassed by other legends. His goals lifted Bill Shankly’s team to the top division and then to championship titles and an FA Cup.
“The way he played meant he set the standards from the front on the pitch. His natural ability was complemented by an attitude of working harder than anyone else and doing anything to help your team and your teammates.
“All I hear from those who remember playing him see says he would have been successful on our team. I hope that the outpouring of love and appreciation will comfort his family. I hope you see again why the Liverpool fans honor him as “Sir”.
“I saw a quote from him in which he said that the honor that comes from the Kop means more, than it could ever come from any institution or organization. We stand to remember and pay tribute, and then we try to play the way he would have been proud: to be selfless, dedicated, and adventurous. “