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Juan Mata sends message to Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool boss joins Common Goal charity

Jurgen Klopp pledged to support Juan Matas Common Goal charity on Monday (Picture: Getty)

Juan Mata has publicly thanked Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss became the latest high-profile figure to sign up to the Spanish midfielders Common Goal charity.

The 31-year-old announced in 2017 that he would be pledging one per cent of his salary towards Common Goal, an initiative that provides resources to help combat various social issues around the world.

Among the most recognisable names to contribute towards Common Goal are Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels, Kasper Schmeichel and US Womens National Team stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

While accepting his award for the Best Mens Coach at FIFAs The Best awards ceremony on Monday night, Klopp announced that he too would support Matas charity moving forward.

Juan Mata looks on during Manchester United's win against Astana
Juan Mata set up Common Goal in 2017 (Picture: Getty)

Im really proud and happy that I can announce that from today on I am a member of the Common Goal family, Klopp told the audience.

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A few people obviously know [about] it – if not, Google it. Its a great thing.

According to BBC Sport, many people took Klopps advice to Google Common Goal literally as the website crashed shortly after his acceptance speech.

Writing on his personal blog on Wednesday, Mata praised Klopp for raising awareness for the charity, saying: I want to take the opportunity with this post to publicly thank Jürgen Klopp for joining Common Goal and the way in which he did it, in front of the whole footballing world.

Obviously we are big rivals out on the pitch, but this movement doesnt look at rivalries as off the pitch we are united by the same objective.

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