After exiting the English Premier League, second-tier professional Jake Daniels, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping other professionals will follow that path in the future.
“We’re living in 2022 and we have to make such a big crazy thing. But we get there, it’s a good start. Now I hope others can follow and be able to too. That would be very cool,” he said club After Liverpool won 2-1 in England Premier League against Southampton.
The 17-year-old Daniels of Blackpool FC was the second active professional footballer to come out as gay. “I don’t know him, but I’m really proud of him. Absolutely top-notch,” Klopp said, adding, “It’s just amazing that he’s brave enough to do it, and at the age of 17, it’s totally extraordinary. He will love the entire football community. He He supports everything we can do, I’m 100 percent sure.”
Daniels said he was gay in an interview with Sky Sports that was published on Monday. He received a lot of encouragement for his decision to make this news public. Among other things, national team captain Harry Kane, FA chief Prince William and former German player Thomas Hitzlsberger praised Daniels for making his announcement to the public.
22-year-old Australian Josh Cavallo from Adelaide United previously announced his homosexuality last October. In Germany, Hitzlsperger was the only professional to date who commented on his homosexuality after the end of his career.