Jurgen Klopp mural vandalised in Liverpool with giant graffiti penis

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A famous mural created to celebrate Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been vandalised.

The artwork has been defaced two years after it was completed, having grown into a major attraction.

Graffiti artist Aske completed the tribute in December 2018 after similar efforts for Muhammad Ali and Stephen Hawking, but it has now been covered in a graffiti penis.

Murals for Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have also been created in city, with the club celebrating Champions League and Premier League triumphs in recent seasons.

Klopp has written his name into Liverpool history books by bringing major trophies back to Anfield during his five-year tenure – and delighted fans by extending his contract until 2024.

He said when signing on back in December: “For me personally this is a statement of intent.

“One which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.

“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.

“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.

“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.

“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing. This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.

“I must also highlight the role of our sporting director, Michael Edwards, in this journey so far. His input and collaboration has been just as important as anyone else’s in getting us into a position to compete for the game’s top titles.

“For anyone in football who aspires to compete in an environment where every element of the organisation is at its very best – from the support of the supporters to the vision of the owners – there can be no better place than this.”

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