Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes the Premier League must avoid implementing a “circuit-breaker” shutdown to help reduce Covid-19 infections, saying the safety measures in place will ensure the competition is not affected.
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce had earlier this week called for a temporary suspension of the league following a record number of positive cases in a week.
Klopp is ready to put Liverpool’s title defence on hold if needed but stressed the role football can play in these uncertain times.
“It is understandable (to have concerns), but we try to do everything to keep the boys as safe as possible and I think the competition can go on,” Klopp said.
“People want to watch it and, in this case, we are not part of society because usually we isolate, we go to the training ground and stuff like that, so I think we really can carry on.
“But I am not a specialist and I respect all the decisions made in the next few weeks.”