A blessing in disguise for Jürgen Klopp: The German football coach lost his wedding ring while enthusiastically celebrating his Liverpool FC's 4-2 win in the Premier League against Newcastle United.
However, as the AP news agency reported, an attentive cameraman spotted the ring in the middle of the field. Klopp reacted with relief to the quick find in front of the Sky Sports TV camera - and kissed the piece of jewelry. "I had a huge shock. But he's back," said the 56-year-old, calling the cameraman a "friend for life."
By winning a dominant game with numerous missed scoring opportunities, Liverpool had extended their lead in the English football championship to three points ahead of their pursuers Aston Villa. After the final whistle, Klopp congratulated his players on the pitch and then went to the fans to applaud. He noticed that the ring was missing. His immediate search of the grass around his location was unsuccessful, although Klopp also asked a steward to help him.
Only the cameraman released the coach from his desperate situation. "Oh my God, that would have been really terrible," said Klopp. "I lost him once in my life - I needed a professional diver because it was in the sea," Klopp reported. "I've been grateful to the man all my life," said Klopp. "Every now and then, when I lose a kilo or two, it no longer fits."