Coronavirus: Jurgen Klopp plead any decision to cancel Premier League should base on sound judgement


There have been fears coronavirus could deny Liverpool winning Premier League this season despite their 25 points lead

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has issued a powerful statement after the Premier League officially declared the suspension of Premier League matches for two weeks due to the  ongoing coronavirus crisis.

This pandemic has come at the worst possible time for Liverpool who are closing in on their first ever Premier League title after 30 years of setback.

Liverpool's matches against Everton and Crystal Palace have now been postponed, meaning they will return to action away to Manchester City on Sunday April 5, should there be no extension of the Premier League suspension.

The Merseyside  club have now made decision to temporarily suspend training and all activity at Melwood, allowing players and staff to self-isolate at home.

Jurgen Klopp who is eager his side get the title wrapped up as soon as possible after crashing out of the Champions League, has declared that good health is simply more important even if there are consequences for their season.

Although, the German has urged authorities to cancel the Premier League season only on sound judgement that would see his Liverpool side crowned champions,  regarding their huge 25 points gap at top of the competition.

"I don't think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that," he told Liverpool's website.

"First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean.

"This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.

"I've said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.

"Of course, we don't want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don't want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy - just one - we do it no questions asked.

"If it's a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it's no contest. Really, it isn't.

"Today's decision and announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that we support it completely. We have seen members of teams we compete against become ill.

"This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity. To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers."

UEFA are set to postpone Euro 2020 until next year, which would allow domestic seasons to be completed in the summer.

Several Premier League clubs are said to have made their feelings clear that they do not wish to continue playing this season, which could result in a void.

That would of course be Liverpool's worst nightmare and even Klopp has admitted he does not know what will happen in the next few months.

"None of us know in this moment what the final outcome will be, but as a team we have to have belief that the authorities make decisions based on sound judgement and morality," he added.

“Yes, I am the manager of this team and club and therefore carry a leadership responsibility with regards to our future on the pitch.

“But I think in the present moment, with so many people around our city, the region, the country and the world facing anxiety and uncertainty, it would be entirely wrong to speak about anything other than advising people to follow expert advice and look after themselves and each other.

"The message from the team to our supporters is only about your well-being. Put your health first. Don't take any risk. Think about the vulnerable in our society and act where possible with compassion for them.

"Please look after yourselves and look out for each other. You’ll Never Walk Alone, Jurgen."

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