The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60.
Klopp described his one meeting with Maradona as like "meeting the Pope", but believes the love shown after his death could have helped prevent some of his excesses.
Diego Maradona was intimidating with ball but had heart of pure gold, says Indian football team coach Igor Stimac
Paying tribute to Maradona who died of heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60, Stimac said he was always in awe of the Argentine wizard against whom he had the opportunity to play twice in his career.
Carlos Bilardo took Argentina to three World Cups, from 1982 to 1990. They won the title in 1986 with Maradona at the heart of the team.
Built after World War II, the stadium was named for St. Paul according to the legend that the apostle docked in the surrounding Fuorigrotta area when he reached current-day Italy.
Maradona played for the then-unfashionable Napoli between 1984 and 1991, after joining following an increasingly unhappy spell at Spanish glamour club Barcelona.
To name FIFA's player of the 20th century, Pelé was the pick of experts. Maradona was the people's choice as the winner of an online vote. So they shared the award and continued to bicker in public.
Maradona was treated as a deity for the way he led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles — in 1987 and 1990 — and raised the spirits of the southern Italian city, which remains far removed both geographically and socio-economically from the country's football capitals of Milan and Turin.
Diego Maradona passes away: A player with no distinguishable physical advantage, Argentine legend was the finest dribbler of his time
The finest dribbler of his generation, Diego Maradona mounted challenges like a rooster in heat, chest puffed out, angled elbows bent inwards, with a bit of his tongue sticking out.
Diego Maradona scored some of the most famous — and thrilling — goals in football history. Here are his five more spectacular ones:
Diego Maradona's most famous goals came within four minutes of each other on 22 June, 1986 in Mexico: one was voted Goal of the Century. The other one is even more famous.
Diego Maradona passes away: Troubled genius was famous for composure on football and for frequent lack of control off field
Short, powerful and quick, Maradona was also a ferocious and astute competitor who refused to be intimidated even though many opponents tried.
The 1986 World Cup-winner was recently hospitalised, being released on 12 November, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.