Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said he will not put his players at risk or force them to return to action against their will as the leaders of the Premier League back in training small groups Wednesday.
side Klopp were just two wins away from ending a wait of 30 years to win the title when the English top flight was arrested there over two months due to the pandemic coronavirus.
Six positive cases Covid-19 were detected in the first round of League first 748 test players and staff before a return to the social formation distanced this week.
Klopp reiterated his priority is the health of the people concerned, but believes it is now safe fores players back to the first step of training.
“We put people in danger to this quenous want to do. Yes, we love football, yes, that’s our job, but it’s not more important than our lives or the lives of others, “Klopp told Sky Sports.
” in this case, if you do not feel safe, you should not be here. “
German Bundesliga resumed its season behind closed doors last weekend, becoming the first major league do.
the objective of the first restart League on June 12 was challenged by the concerns of the players for their well-being, both from the threat of viruses and injuries, with little time preparation after a layofflong.
and Klopp welcome an early date to work towards the earliest possible.
“None of us know when we will start. The sooner they can tell us, the better it is, of course,” he added.
“Nousne can not start aujourd ‘hui and start playing tomorrow. this is not working. We need time to get in game shape and that’s what we do right now. “
Sheffield United Chris Wilder is also heartened that only 0.8 percent of the tests performed by the Premier League resulted in positive cases and is confident his players can make a quick return to action.
“they are not out of Dubai or Vegas to eat and drink what they veulent, “said Wilder, whose side are vying to qualify for European competition for the first time in their history.
“They have a professionalism about them and my players are in absolutely great condition.”
However, some players are not convinced.
and Newcastle player Danny Rose Angleterredéfenseur supported are treated as “guinea pigs or lab rats. “
Watford captain Troy Deeney said he will not return to training this week on fears that it could pass the virus on its 5-month- old son, with three of the six positive cases the Premier League club recorded.
teammate Deeney AdriaNo Mariappa confirmed that he had tested positive, with defender amazed told the Daily Telegraph, “It was a surprise because I have not really left the house, except for a little exercise and walk strange with children. “
However, the British government’s Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden was optimistic players could move to the next stage of training.
” I hope in with prior written approval of public health in other Angleterreet, then we will later this week, very little time, get tips on how we can have training in a contact environment “there said.
“This is for the sports elite so they powent start building up. “
Burnley had already announced that assistant manager Ian Woan, also asymptomatic, is another case with two others from another club revealed yet.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have launched another investigation into one of their players after defender Serge Aurier appears to violate social distancing rules for a third time.
one Instagram photo Ivorian Tuesday released showing off her new haircut, and tagged hairdresser in his position.
Hairdressers are closed in the UK according to government rules on social distancing.
Aurier round appears on the press in another post Instagram saying: “My hairdresser is negative and DISCONTINUED meter too if talking in a vacuum and set masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training center its share of rules too. ”