Maradona explains his love for Liverpool and heaps praise on boss Jurgen Klopp

Maradona has revealed that he became a Liverpool fan after witnessing the club's miraculous comeback from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

The legendary striker was vilified in England after his 'Hand of God' goal helped his nation knock the Three Lions out of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

But it seems that Maradona's affection for English culture has grown since his retirement from playing the game in 1997.

After watching Steve Gerrard inspire Rafa Benitez's side to haul themselves back from the brink on that glorious night in Istanbul, Maradona is now a self-declared Kopite for life.

The English club proved that miracles really do exist," he said.

"I've now made Liverpool my English team. They showed that football is the most beautiful sport of all.

“The Liverpool supporters didn't let me go to sleep the night before, there were 10 of them to every three Milan supporters.

“They showed their unconditional support at half-time when they were losing 3-0 and still they didn't stop singing.”

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Although he never played against Liverpool at Anfield Maradona was certainly welcomed when he made it to Merseyside to watch a Liverpool Europa League match against Lille in March 2010.

Fast forward to the present day and the Napoli hero is now a fan of current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who he named as his favourite football manager.

“I love what he conveys, the type that gives me confidence," he added.

“Before at Dortmund and now in the Premier League. Klopp is always going forward.”

The legendary former Argentina star is starring in ‘Maradona in Mexico’ a Netflix documentary featuring the soccer great’s time in “Culiacan, the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel, to save the local team, the Dorados”.

Maradona is currently back on the touchline himself with Gimnasia de la Plata, who sit 19th in the Argentine Superleague.

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