Du Plessis was having dinner with Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi in a Cape City restaurant in November when Klopp, on a non-public go to to South Africa, walked in.
Kolisi has been a long-time Liverpool fan and Du Plessis posted an image on each Instagram and Twitter exhibiting the 2 captains and Klopp, commenting that Kolisi had a “man-crush second”.
About final night time… when ur mate @Siya_Kolisi has the largest fan second ever when he meets this legend … what a… https://t.co/I4tepQPcS7
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) 1573623457000
Klopp recognised Kolisi after watching the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup ultimate in Japan some 10 days earlier and got here throughout to congratulate him.
“Did he recognise you?” requested a journalist at Du Plessis’ press convention forward of the primary Check towards England, beginning on Thursday. “No,” admitted the cricket captain to laughter. “However he stated he watches cricket. The Liverpool guys watched the Cricket World Cup and noticed how nicely England did.”
Du Plessis stated he had by no means turn into a detailed follower of soccer however stated assembly Klopp had modified that. “For somebody to be that well-known, he is a good man and that is what I imagine actual management is about. It is about connecting with folks, having nice relationships with folks, so I grew to become an enormous fan.”