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Wish child Loyd with Jurgen Klopp smiling
Anaphylaxis - undiagnosed encephalitis
I wished to meet and interview Jurgen Klopp!

Until the age of six, Loyd was coping really well in school, despite having slight developmental delay.

Sadly when he was six, undiagnosed encephalitis left Loyd with brain damage, which caused him to lose some of his basic functions such as walking and talking.

Ten years on, Loyd is a happy, fun-loving teenager and is a huge fan of Liverpool Football Club.

So it came as no surprise when he told us his One True Wish - to meet Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp and interview him!

On the day of the wish, Loyd and his family travelled in style in a limo to the Anfield football stadium where he was given a tour.

They then went over to the Melwood training ground, where Jurgen Klopp invited Loyd into his office for a tour and private Q&A, before returning to the canteen to meet the rest of the players!

Wish child Loyd sat on sofa with Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp and his mum

Speaking of the day, Loyd's mum Helen said, "Its emotional, it's overwhelming to see him so happy. I don't think he can quite believe it!"

Wish child Loyd sat on bench in Liverpool FC changing room with football shirts hung up on the wall


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