Right now there are fears that the current Premier League season could be abandoned since the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. And if this happens, the most affected would be Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side who are just six points away from winning their maiden Premier League title.
But while a number of Liverpool fans are not too pleased with this decision, the Liverpool boss has made it clear that nothing is more important than the well being of everyone.
“We said it now often enough, and I think everybody knows, football is not the most important thing in the world,” Klopp said in an interview on Liverpool’s website via Mirror. “One hundred per cent not.
“In this moment it’s clear what is. But the only way to get football back as soon as possible, if that’s what the people want, the more disciplined we are now the earlier we will get, piece by piece by piece, our life back.
“That’s how it is. There is no other solution in the moment, nobody has another solution. We have to be disciplined by ourselves, we have to keep the distance to other people. We can still do some things, not a lot, but we have to just calm down a little bit with things.
“Yes, outside the economy has to carry on, that will start again. But the lower the number will be when we go out again, the number of people infected, that’s what I understand, the better it is.
“It will not be like nobody anymore after the next few weeks but the curve will flatten, that’s the most important thing. We have to give our people in the hospitals, our doctors, the chance to treat the people with serious issues with full concentration.
“And then at one point, we will play football again as well, 100 per cent. I couldn’t wish more for it because of a few really good reasons, how you can imagine.
“I can’t wait actually, but even I have to be disciplined and I try to be as much as I can.”