Liverpool fans are curious to know who Jurgen Klopp’s wife is – after the Liverpool boss revealed his wife is a big reason why he signed a two-year extension to stay in Liverpool until 2026. Had he not signed the extension contract, Klopp would have left the club in 2024.
So, who is Jurgen Klopp’s wife Ulla Sandrock – and how did she persuade her husband to stay at Anfield? Here is everything to know about Sandrock, including her age, profession, marriage, kids, and more.
Who is Ulla Sandrock?
Ulla Sandrock, who hails from Germany, is a successful children’s novelist and social worker. She previously worked as a teacher.
The 47-year-old novelist published her first book Tom and the Magic Football in 2008, with her second book published in 2010. According to Jurgen Klopp’s wife, her books showcase the “fascination of football” and “the longing for a distant hero world.”
Sandrock is affectionately known as ‘The First Lady of Bundesliga’ because of her charitable work in Germany and previous work in Africa.
Why is Ulla Sandrock known as ‘The First Lady of Bundesliga’?
Ulla Sandrock has been dubbed ‘The First Lady of Bundesliga’ in Germany due to her charitable work both at home and abroad.
She previously worked as a teacher and hospital worker in Nairobi, Kenya, and made headlines in the UK in 2020 when she donated £1,000 worth of food vouchers to Waitrose staff members as a ‘thank you’ for working on the coronavirus frontline.
Does Ulla Sandrock attend Liverpool matches?
Jurgen Klopp’s wife regularly attends Liverpool matches at Anfield. She can often be seen cheering on the team from the stand.
In 2019, Sandrock went over and beyond to show her support for Liverpool, climbing on top of a bin and enthusiastically cheering her husband and the team on during the Champions League Victory Parade in Liverpool.
How did Ulla Sandrock convince her husband to stay in Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp announced the news he had extended his contract in a video on Liverpool Football Club’s website. He signed the contract on April 28.
Jürgen Klopp speaks exclusively after he extended his time with the Reds 🗣
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2022
When sharing about his decision to stay on at Anfield until 2026, the Liverpool manager said:
“I stay for another two years… ‘Why?’ is now the question. Because Ulla wants to stay! As a good husband, what are you doing when your wife wants to stay? You stay.”
“The most important contract I signed in my life was the one with Ulla. And that’s why it starts again, because actually we sat at the kitchen table and Ulla said ‘I can’t see us leaving in 2024’. I said ‘what?’. That’s how it all started and when that started I thought ‘let’s have a think’.”
With the recent contract extension, Klopp and his wife Sandrock will stay in Liverpool for at least another four years.
Ulla Sandrock’s Marriage With Jurgen Klopp and Their Kids
Ulla Sandrock first met her future husband, Jurgen Klopp, at the Munich Oktoberfest, where she was working as a waiter. At the time, Klopp was head coach of Mainz.
After knowing each other for just three days, the pair famously moved in together and eventually got married in Germany on December 5, 2005.
Sandrock is Klopp’s second wife and the couple both have children from previous marriages. They have no children together.
Sandrock has one son, Dennis, from a previous relationship – and Klopp also has a son, Marc Klopp, from a previous relationship. The Liverpool manager was previously married to Sabine Klopp; they divorced in 2001.
1. When did Ulla Sandrock and Jurgen Klopp get married?
The two tied the knot in December 2005.
2. What is Ulla Sandrock doing now?
Sandrock does charitable work and is also a children’s novelist. She also used to be a teacher in Kenya, teaching local kids there.
3. How old is Ulla Sandrock?
Jurgen Klopp’s wife, Ulla, is 47 years old.
4. What is Ulla Sandrock’s date of birth?
Sandrock was born in the year 1974/75. She hasn’t revealed her exact date of birth.
4. What is the nationality of Ulla Sandrock?
Sandrock is German.
5. What is Ulla Sandrock’s net worth?
The earnings and wealth of Ulla Sandrock haven’t been disclosed yet. However, she shares her husband’s whopping net worth of $50 million.