Former Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan announced Estonia’s Eurovision results on Saturday night.
The 37-year-old former Reds centre-back, who is currently without a club, addressed the city of Liverpool warmly as he paid tribute to the hosts of the 2023 edition.
Coming onto the screen, Klavan said: “Hello amazing city of Liverpool. Wow what a show. What a boss night.”
“All Estonians are sending their strength to the people of Ukraine. You will never walk alone.”
Klavan’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” reference came after the song was performed on stage during a touching Eurovision moment.
Sweden won the competition, held in the UK for the first time since 1998.
Klavan was one of Jurgen Klopp’s first signings in 2016 when he arrived from Augsburg.
The defender was bought for £4.2million, making him the most expensive Estonian footballer of all time.
He spent two years at Liverpool and scored two goals in 53 appearances.
Klavan failed to establish himself as a regular for the Reds but made Premier League history nonetheless.
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In January 2018, he became the first Estonian player ever to score in the Premier League when he scored the last-minute winner at Burnley.
Klavan left the country shortly after and joined Cagliari before returning to his country in 2021.
He played for Paide Linnameeskond until his departure last year.
He also has an impressive 129 caps for the Estonia national team.
Away from the football field, he took part in his native country’s version of “Dancing with the Stars” last year.