Klopp: "Jesus' death on cross the greatest act ever"

Klopp: "Jesus' death on cross the greatest act ever"

Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp recognises that his outspoken Christian faith can be a double-edged sword when it comes to the cut-throat world of competitive sport.

The Stuttgart-born manager told the BBC in 2016: “The problem is I’m a Christian … I think other people can have success too – it’s not all about me. But if you ask me about Liverpool, I would like to celebrate something each season.”

And in an interview with German media, Klopp said: “Jesus Christ is the most important person in history. For me, this is an easy answer.

“This person comes into the world, and has a clear mission, which is not easy to accomplish at all.

“In the end, he took all our sins on himself and was nailed on a cross.”

This is why Jesus’ death on the cross was “the greatest act that has ever been achieved, because it changed everything,” said Klopp. 

“We don’t have to do it [paying for our sins] and this is a huge comfort,” he added.

Read the whole story in the February 2022 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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