Jurgen Klopp congratulates surfer Sebastian Steudtner on his world record

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised surfer Sebastian Steudtner for his “absolutely insane” world record following his official recognition this week.

The German reached a height of 26.21 meters – 86ft – on October 29, 2020 while surfing waves at Praia do Norte in Portugal and is now confirmed as the world record holder for big wave surfing .

Steudtner, who has already won the Big Wave Award twice, saw the race recognized as a world record by the World Surf League (WSL) and Guinness on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Nazare lighthouse on Portugal’s Atlantic coast .

Klopp sent his compatriot his best wishes in a video message after the couple met in the French town of Evian three years ago, where the high wave surfer was able to meet the Reds team in pre- season.

Liverpool have won four trophies since and could add another on Saturday against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

“Hi Sebastien. Since we met, we – and with us I mean LFC – have been riding a high wave as you know but we will never reach the height of your wave. 26.21 meters is absolutely crazy,” Klopp said.

“Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. I knew you were the greatest and now the whole world knows it. Enjoy the night and enjoy the rewards. You should be proud. I am! Have a good night and all the best. See you on the next biggest wave. You’ll never walk alone or surf alone – hopefully!

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