Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is adamant that he is not bothered by Premier League’s consideration of playing games at neutral venues.
The Premier League are reportedly considering playing some fixtures at neutral venues. Liverpool’s game are also being included in the list of ‘high risk’ fixtures as there will be wild celebrations when the Reds lift their first title of the PL era. Klopp’s Liverpool need just two wins to lift the Premier League title from the remaining nine fixtures.
“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.”
Liverpool are hopeful that Anfield will be allowed to host games after discussing the safety with the Police and the health officials. Klopp revealed that the team will celebrate the title together even if Anfield is not signed off the list of ‘high risk’ grounds.
“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.”