Speaking exclusively to Liverpool’s official website, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has opened up over the difficult lockdown situation which is forcing him to spend time away from our squad members – with the German going on to say he accepts the situation but it still hurts.
Klopp has guided us to within touching distance of our first Premier League title in 30 years this season as his side currently sit pretty 25 points clear at the top of the table – but recent events have forced the Anfield side to pause their charge to the crown amid a global pandemic which has seemingly put everything on hold.
Arguably, if the worldwide crisis hadn’t occurred, we’d have already been crowned champions – yet an unprecedented issue has resulted in some footballing figures calling for the season to be voided if it doesn’t improve in the coming months.
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All the debate as to how the FA will choose to finish this campaign seems to be the least on Klopp’s mind though, with the Red’s manager opening up over this situation to our official website and claiming the toughest part about all of this is not spending time with his beloved players.
Indeed, having already been through so much with this crop, reaching two successive Champions League finals in the last few seasons, winning one, and coming so close to clinching the title last campaign, it’s debatably clear to see why it would be daunting to spend such little time with them at this point.
“You want to be together with them, you want to have them around, you want to be closer to them than you can be,” explained Klopp.
“It’s getting worse, the longer it takes. I accept the situation 100 per cent like it is but the longer you don’t see somebody you like, the more it hurts.
“That’s the situation we are in at the moment.”
Even though Klopp and the squad have found various coping mechanisms to combat the isolation in lock down, like singing happy birthday to Sadio Mane online for example, it’s clear our manager wants to resume business as usual sooner rather than later.