Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool supporters to cheer his team to Premier League glory from home as the Reds restart their title pursuit after three months of suspension.
The Red restarts their Premier League campaign this week as they face Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. This game could turn out to be the title-sealing game if City loses against Arsenal on the opening day. This would be the club’s 19th league title and the first one since the Premier League era. Klopp is aware that fans will be ready to celebrate the title win, he has urged the fans to stay at home and cheer from there.
“It’s still football and it’s still for you. That means we will be in the stadium, and you will be at home,” Klopp said in a video message on Liverpool’s website on Tuesday. “I can promise you, we will feel your support. I will make the boys feel your support. We will use it, you are still 80 or 90 per cent of the fuel in our tanks.
“We really will use that, and we will need that. But, the final message: stay safe, support us from home.”
Jurgen Klopp celebrated his 53rd birthday on Tuesday and admitted that he wasn’t sure if the season would resume or not. He added that he had thoughts about the potential cancellation of the league.
“There were times when we didn’t know exactly if we would play again this season, There were rumours about ‘null and void’, ‘points per game’ and all that stuff. And now we stand here, and in a couple of days, the league will start again.
“Because we behaved really responsibly. We did the things we had to do because we wanted to save our loved ones and all the others as well.”
Liverpool needs just five points to seal their first league title in 30 years. If City lose at Etihad tomorrow, they just need to win the derby and they will be crowned champions.