Liverpool fans loved Jurgen Klopp’s tribute to retiring Melwood gateman Kenny Grimes


A number of Liverpool supporters commended Jurgen Klopp for his kind words about a man dubbed “King Kenny” by some fans – but, in this instance, the subject of that praise was not former Reds player and manager Kenny Dalglish.

In a video posted by @LFC on Twitter, the German recorded a heartfelt tribute to long-serving Melwood gateman Kenny Grimes, who has retired from the club after more than 30 years of service.

As noted by Liverpool’s official website, Mr Grimes was “a popular member” of the security team at the club’s Melwood facilities for three decades and also worked as a matchday steward at Anfield. His decision to retire was prompted by medical advice after he suffered a stroke which forced him to take a leave of absence in recent months.

In a heartfelt tribute to the retiring Liverpool FC employee, Klopp said: “You are always welcome to Melwood” and added: “How we will miss you, 100%. Since the first day I was at Liverpool you were there. You opened the gate literally for me and I will never forget that.” His message finished with the words: “You will never walk alone because we are always with you. Wish you all the best, my friend.”

These Reds fans on Twitter saluted Mr Grimes for his lengthy service to the club and praised Klopp for voicing such kind words about his colleague:

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