Liverpool manager: Jurgen Klopp to donate 1% of his salary to Common Goal charity

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is the first Premier League manager to sign up to the Common Goal promising to donate 1% of his salary to the charity.

The Liverpool boss made the announcement after winning men’s coach of the year at the Best FIFA awards.

The initiative, which funds organizations around the world that use football to tackle social issues, was launched by Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata in 2017.

In his speech on stage at the Milan ceremony, Klopp said: “A few people obviously know it if not, Google it. It’s a great thing.”

He added: “While it is flattering to receive an individual award today, in football nothing is possible without teamwork.

“That is why I would like to celebrate this occasion by sharing that I am joining Common Goal and pledging 1% of my earnings to help change the world through football.

“Since Common Goal started two years ago, the movement has grown. By proving it is a simple, effective and safe mechanism for players and managers to give back through football.

Casey Stoney joined Common Goal to help use football as a ‘tool for social impact around the world’

“As a team, even with a minimum pledge of just 1%, together the football industry can transform the world. Now is the time for those interested to take a step forward.”

Similarly, in May this year, the campaign increased to 100 members, from 34 countries in the world.

Common Goal chief executive and co-founder Jurgen Griesbeck said: “they are happy to welcome Jurgen Klopp onto the team.

“At a time when our world is facing social divides, increasing global inequality, and political polarisation. His contribution exceeds the financial and will inspire football fans and non-football fans across the planet.”

However, other coaches signed up to the scheme include Manchester United’s Casey Stoney and Denmark’s Kasper Hjulmand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed by Manchester United Board in the recruitment process

Premier League’s Bruno Salter, Leon Balogun (Brighton), Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester). Isaac Christie-Davie (Liverpool) have also pledged 1% of their salaries.

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