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Jurgen Klopp ‘hoping every second’ for Thai boys’ rescue

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"We are you with you, you will never walk alone," Klopp tells the Thai soccer team.
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"We are you with you, you will never walk alone," Klopp tells the Thai soccer team.
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Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has sent a message of hope to the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.

“On behalf of the whole LFC family we wish you from the bottom of our hearts all the best,” said Klopp in an video message sent to CNN Sport.

“Stay strong and we are with you. We are following all the news and hoping every second that you see the daylight again.”

The 12 boys, aged between 11 and 16 years old, entered the cave on June 23 with their soccer coach, only to become stranded in the dark tunnels by a sudden and continuous downpour.

It took rescuers nine days to finally locate the missing soccer team after having to navigate tight and flooded passages.

Efforts continue as rescuers try and formulate a plan to get the boys out before flood waters rise any higher – according to a medical assessment it was too dangerous to try to move the group out Thursday.

“We are all very optimistic that will happen in the next few – hopefully – minutes, hours or next day,” Klopp said.

“Stay strong, best regards here from Liverpool. We are you with you, you will never walk alone,” adds Liverpool’s German manager in reference to the song Liverpool fans sing before every home match at Anfield.