LONDON: Jurgen Klopp says the temper at Liverpool is upbeat regardless of the coronavirus lockdown, even admitting he has tried to repeat Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dance strikes to maintain himself occupied.
The Premier League leaders had been on the verge of their first top-flight title for 30 years when English soccer was suspended earlier this month.
The virus shutdown has since been prolonged till at the least April 30 however Liverpool have no idea when, or if, they are going to get an opportunity to finish the job.
Klopp stated his gamers’ spirits remained excessive regardless of the frustrations of getting no soccer to play and praised the efforts of his backroom workers who’re taking care of the gamers’ health.
“We spoke a couple of times, we have a really intense, big, big group chat — the whole of Melwood (training ground) are in that,” he stated, talking to the membership’s web site by videolink from his residence.
“The boys are really lively in that, the boys are just interested in what everybody is doing, comments on what everybody is doing — if Ox is on Instagram or whatever.”
Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain and his girlfriend, Little Combine singer Perrie Edwards, carried out a dance routine, which she posted on social media.
Teammate James Milner performed as much as his “boring James Milner” tag by posting a video of himself chopping his grass with a ruler and scissors.
“I didn’t cut the grass but I tried the dance of Ox,” stated Klopp. “Not as bad as you probably think. It’s very important in these times that we all show we take this situation seriously, but we are human beings.”
“If the boys do anything on Instagram, as long as it’s in a legal frame I’m overly happy about it — it just shows they are still cheeky and all that stuff,” he added.
Klopp praised the efforts of Liverpool and different golf equipment in serving to assist extra weak members of the neighborhood through the present disaster.
And he urged folks to abide by the lockdown.
“The only way to get football back as soon as possible, if that’s what the people want, the more disciplined we are now the earlier we will get, piece by piece by piece, our life back,” Klopp stated. “That’s how it is.”
“At one point we will play football again as well, 100 percent,” he added. “I couldn’t wish more for it because of a few really good reasons, how you can imagine. I can’t wait actually, but even I have to be disciplined and I try to be as much as I can.”