Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told “fans” to cheer their boys to Premier League glory from their homes as the League leaders warm up to restart the season with the hope of scooping two victories to win first English title in 30 years.
Liverpool will finally play their first match after lockdown against the spread of coronavirus on Sunday against Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park in a match that could possibly serve as their title grabber.
Then, if second-placed Manchester City for any reason loses at home to Arsenal on Wednesday, then Liverpool will need no prayer to clinch on the title as beating only Everton will secure the club’s 19th league title with eight games to spare.
Liverpool Boss Klopp who’s very much aware that fans will be eager to celebrate their long-awaited triumph in a special way has urged them not to break social-distancing rules by gathering outside Goodison Park or Anfield.
“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 admitted that the three-month lay-off had been taxing as he waited to see if his boys would get the chance to win their first league crown since 1990.
“There were times when we didn’t know exactly if we would play again this season,” he said.
“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.”