Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp issues a word to the club’s and sport’s fans stating his opinion is righteous about postponing all the sporting events due to coronavirus.
In a recent interview, Klopp was observed continuously explaining his own importance in the situation rather than urging people to concentrate on the grounds of medical and health safety.
Klopp was found to remain tact in his latest message, that was delivered after almost all elite sport was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Premier League fixtures suspended until April 4 and Liverpool’s own Melwood training ground also closed until that time.
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 wrote.
“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 the 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 becoming 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.
“None of us knows at this moment what the final outcome will be, but as a team, we have to have a belief that the authorities make decisions based on sound judgement and morality.
“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 wellbeing. Put your health first. Don’t take any risk. Think about the vulnerable in our society and act where possible with compassion for them.”