Jurgen Klopp’s verdict on Liverpool winning title at a neutral ground

Date published: Saturday 30th May 2020 10:35

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he really is not bothered about becoming Premier League champions away from Anfield.

The German coach, who has admitted that winning the title with no fans present is far from perfect, has also reacted to suggestions that his side could be forced to lift the title at a neutral venue.

Klopp though was reassuringly calm and claimed “who cares” as the Premier League consider playing some ‘high risk’ games at neutral grounds over the remainder of the delayed campaign, which will start again next month.

The Reds have a 25-point lead and need just two more wins to be confirmed as Premier League champions – their first top-flight title since 1990.

“The stadium…we didn’t hear that yet, there’s some talk about it,” Klopp told beIN Sports. “I’m pretty sure we can resolve the situation here in Liverpool as well.

“We have the best home fans in the world so maybe now we have the best stay at home fans in the world. Look, we waited a while for this situation and it’s not done yet.

“If we would have stopped the league, if we’d done the silly null and void stuff, then it is clear we are already champions, we wanted to play anyway and now we are desperate to play because we want to become champions on the pitch.

“It looks like we can do that, wherever it will be we don’t know, we hope it will be at Anfield but we don’t know. That’s not important.

“Most of the people on this planet never have the chance in their life to be champions of the Premier League.

 

 

 

“For us it looks like we have a chance so we take it. Then there will be a moment in our life that we have the time and opportunity to celebrate together, then we will celebrate it in the right manner, whenever that will be. But we decide how much we enjoy it.

“In the moment, wherever it will be, in an empty stadium blah, blah, blah.

“With all the thoughts and prayers and love from all the people around the world it will still be an absolutely exceptional day in my life.

“Yes it’s not perfect but we’ve known for a while that it won’t be perfect so we’re used to that. We just want to have it, then we’ll see how it feels and I’m sure it will feel pretty good.

“Usually there’s a 50% chance that you don’t become champion in your own stadium anyway, so who cares? That’s really not too important, we just want to be together in that moment.

“We will see how much close contact is allowed until then, we will use every inch of that, but only if it’s allowed.”

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