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11th Dec 2016

This Liverpool fan’s birthday picture with Jurgen Klopp is the worst photo ever taken

They had a shocker here

Darragh Murphy


No, that’s not a succinct evaluation of Loris Karius’ most recent performance between the sticks for Liverpool.

It’s a description of one of the worst photographs you’re ever going to feast your eyes on as one Reds supporter rushed when granted the chance to take a photograph with manager Jurgen Klopp and members of the squad prior to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.

On his way to Anfield to watch the Premier League game, Mike Deane – not to be confused with Mike Dean – spotted Klopp and immediately recognised the perfect opportunity to celebrate his wife’s birthday.

Amy Deane asked Klopp for a photo to mark her special day and, class act that he is, the German obliged and got some of his players involved.

It was a great idea but… the execution… not so much.

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In all the excitement, the photograph failed to capture an important element – heads.

“We couldn’t have thought in a million years the picture would turn out the way it did – it’s the greatest photo that never was,” Mike told the Liverpool Echo.

“It would have been perfect with the entire squad and the Anglican Cathedral in the background.

“Initially I was quite upset but we can see the funny side of it now.”

Luckily, the birthday girl was able to catch up with Klopp and nab a selfie with ‘The Normal One’ which softened the blow of missing out on a picture with the players too.

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And she was also treated to a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ by Klopp so she can’t really complain about the picture as she has a memory that will last a lifetime.

“We will definitely look back on it and laugh, you just couldn’t make it up,” Mike added.

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