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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp unsure games behind closed doors are the best option

AFP
Published Mar 10, 2020, 8:54 pm IST
Updated Mar 10, 2020, 8:54 pm IST
'Some things are more important than football, we realise that in this moment'
Jurgen Klopp at a press conference at Anfield stadium in Liverpool. AFP Photo
 Jurgen Klopp at a press conference at Anfield stadium in Liverpool. AFP Photo

Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted "some things are more important than football" but is unsure whether the closure of stadiums across Europe will help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Klopp's side will host Atletico Madrid in a crucial Champions League last 16, second leg on Wednesday in front of a capacity crowd of over 50,000. No restrictions have been placed on matches played in the United Kingdom, but nearly 3,000 Atletico fans are expected to travel for the game.

 

La Liga announced on Tuesday that all matches in Spain will be played behind closed doors for the next two weeks.

"Some things are more important than football, we realise that in this moment," said Klopp at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. "I don't know enough about how much it would help with the football games. The problem with football games is if you are not at the stadium you are in closed rooms watching, maybe together. I'm not sure what is better in this case."

"Whatever is decided we will respect because we all have families. Parents, kids, friends which we want to do well, for that it's clear we will accept that," added Klopp.

 

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