U2 fund Hertha pitch renovations
Rock band U2 are paying 90,000 euros towards the cost of laying a new pitch for Hertha Berlin so next week's friendly against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool can take place. Since Wednesday, a new pitch has been laid at Berlin's iconic Olympic Stadium to replace the damaged surface after the Irish rockers recently played a concert in the German capital. U2 will pay most of the total cost of 130,000 euros, according to German daily Bild, so that Hertha can host Liverpool on Saturday July 29 in a friendly to mark both clubs' 125th anniversaries. The match will be Klopp's third return to Germany following his 2015 departure from Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won the Bundesliga title in 2011 and 2012.