Stopping League over COVID is probably not right, says Liverpool boss | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he cannot see the benefit of stopping the Premier League over rising COVID cases but does not have a solution.

Five of the weekend’s 10 Premier League fixtures have been postponed, while Klopp had three players pull out before Thursday’s 3-1 win over Newcastle.

Klopp says all his players are double vaccinated and some have had boosters.

“Stopping the league is probably not the right thing but with the schedule we have to be more flexible,” he said.

“So far football kept it pretty much outside with the testing regimes, the massive disciplinary things for the boys did really well, but this time it is really difficult.”

Klopp added: “I don’t see the massive benefit of it [stopping the Premier League] because we come back {and] it is still the same.

“If the virus will be gone then I am the first that stops and goes home and waits until it is gone. But that is probably not the case, so where’s the real benefit of it?

“We hope we can play and Tottenham can play on Sunday.”

On Wednesday, Brentford boss Thomas Frank called for this weekend’s top-flight fixtures to be postponed to let clubs deal with the outbreaks, but the Premier League is so far resisting that.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe believes either all games should be postponed or all should continue to be played.

“I don’t think we want half the games played and half not played,” he said. “The league loses something if it becomes disjointed. A decision needs to be made for the integrity of the league.”
Culled from BBCSports


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