Liverpool fans have found themselves agreeing with manager Jurgen Klopp after Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed what the German tactician thought of our Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Speaking to Corriere Dello Sport, the former AC Milan head coach confirmed that Klopp said that going ahead with the game in those conditions was a “criminal act”, and Ancelotti agreed with him.
Should the Atletico game have taken place?
Fans of Atletico were not permitted to see games in their own stadium because of the illness, but 3,000 were allowed to fly to Merseyside to watch their team advance to the quarter-finals of the European Cup.
As a result, supporters appreciated what the Blues man had to say and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan echoed the words of Klopp by saying he was right, echoing the views of the Italian. While another agreed but conceded that Atletico deserved their victory.
Btw he’s not saying anything about the actual match or result being unfair, he’s sinply saying the match shouldn’t have been played due to the outbreak. And he’s right.
— Virgil Van Keita (@LFCCanuck) March 28, 2020
Athleti rightfully won but spot on. All those travelling fans have not helped with the spread of covid 19
— Liam Moore🔴 (@LiamMooreLFC) March 28, 2020
I think people should stop saying that he made excuses with this and stuff. He was just stating his opinion and he clearly got a point with that.
— Nad (@imndn10) March 28, 2020
The fact is that this virus is so contagious that you a single person can infect 3 people that were close proximity. Now those 3 go infect 3 more each and so on. If you do that tenfold then you are responsible for 59,049 infections. So yes, that game shouldn’t have gone ahead.
— Niko (@Nik_Storm_24) March 28, 2020
Yeah I was at the game. With the Madrid fans all day, I was expected it cancels once the city agame was cancelled …
— Gaz (@gazza252) March 28, 2020
Klopp is always right .@ChampionsLeague
— Saga. (@zzaga) March 28, 2020
Especially considering when we played them Spain and Italy and China people had it the worst which then infected some of the English people but to be fair atletico were the better team that day
— The man Its crossbow (Adam) 😎 (@Adammisc20) March 29, 2020