Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp Meets Up With Bestie Siya Kolisi

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Liverpool's coach and the Springbok's captain have slowly built a friendship since meeting in 2019, adidas recently solidified it with a fun new collaboration. 

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What's the story?

Springbok captain and Liverpool fan Siya Kolisi and Jurgen Klopp have been building their wholesome friendship since the former helped the Boks lift the Rugby World Cup in 2019. 

The duo linked up through adidas to fuse the worlds of football and rugby in a fun collaboration. 

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We'll also take a look at how Kolisi and Klopp's bromance brewed back in 2019. 

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The klopp x kolisi link-up with adidas saw the burly Rugby player being challenged by Klopp in basics such as free-kicks, corners and penalties. 

There's a good chance that this collaboration was shot back in September, when Kolisi was in Europe for Midi Olympique's rugby Oscars in Paris, and he visited Liverpool's training base in the UK.

He also posted a snap with Spanish midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara from his special visit at the AXA Training Centre. 

The collab also featured some behind the scenes footage from the charismatic duo, and their chemistry is infectious, hopefully adidas or another global brand finds a way to link the two for more collabs. 


How did Kolisi meet Klopp? 

Back in 2019, after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in Japan over rivals England, Kolisi was congratulated in person by the Liverpool coach. 

Klopp at the time, was on holiday in Cape Town, and the chance meeting with Kolisi left the superstar Rugby figure star-struck and speechless: 

"This was one of the highlights. He is such an amazing human being and I understand why the boys play so hard for him," Kolisi told Sky Sports.

"He came and greeted every single person at the table and spoke to me for over 40 minutes. When I saw him I fell off my chair!"

""Everyone around me didn't understand but I've got huge respect for him. He said he knew who I was and that he watched the final," added Kolisi in a Sky Sports News article. 

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