Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has acknowledged former Ghana international Tony Yeboah and the impact he had on German football.
In an extract from a new book on African players, the UEFA Champions League-winning coach revealed how Tony Yeboah became his favourite attacker at Saarbrucken.
Anthony Yeboah moulded his name in the hearts of German football fans during his days as a footballer in the Bundesliga, scoring exciting goals for several Bundesliga sides.
“Yeboah was one of the greatest strikers who played in Germany apart from Gerd Müller. He has a big impact on society,” Klopp stated.
A wall painting of Yeboah was unveiled on the side of a house in Frankfurt near Eintracht’s stadium in 2014 with the message in German: “We are ashamed of everybody who screams against us.”
The words were taken from an open letter the Ghanaian football legend had written in 1994. Fellow footballers including Anthony Baffoe and Souleyman Sane, the father of Manchester City forward Leroy, also signed the letter to protest racism.
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