By 90Min
July 28, 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will step out of the dugout and onto the pitch for the testimonial of Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.

Weidenfeller called time on his Dortmund career at the end of the 2017/18 season, bringing to an end a 16-year association with the club that he joined from Kaiserslautern in 2002.

Seven of those years were spent in the company of Klopp, who managed Dortmund between 2008 and 2015, leading them to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final.

Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga

Weidenfeller was Dortmund's first choice goalkeeper throughout that time, making more than half of his 453 appearances for BVB under Klopp's stewardship.

The two men will be reunited at the Westfalenstadion one last time on 7 September, as Dortmund revealed in a video which was recorded before Liverpool played Dortmund in a pre-season friendly in Charlotte last week.

In the video, Klopp approaches Weidenfeller and says wistfully: "I'd love to play again", to which the 37-year-old responds: "I've got a great idea. Why don't you come along to my farewell match on 7 September?"

"Anyone who wants to see Klopp and Weidenfeller in action together will have to get a move on because we're not the youngest anymore," beams the Liverpool boss. "It's going to be a 'grandios' testimonial."

The testimonial will take place during the first international break of the season, with Michael Ballack and Torsten Frings among the biggest names confirmed so far.

You May Like

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)