While Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp misses being away from his players, his personal life remains more or less unaffected by the lockdown.
Klopp has admitted that he did not alter too many aspects of his life during the lockdown. “I can’t usually go out, stuff like that. I could go to Melwood once a day for eight, nine, 10 hours; it would be the same because at home it is always the same. We don’t go in restaurants and stuff like this, so we didn’t change too much.
“So, I don’t miss this part of it, but of course I miss the boys, football, and for everybody else to have their normal life.” The manager is renowned for his welcoming attitude, and he admitted that being away from his players was difficult says.
Klopp’s native Germany is rumored to revive the Bundesliga in May, and Liverpool’s boss had a say on the rest of the season. “We will see, they [Germany] are all very optimistic they will start mid-May. We will see what that means,” he said. “We will see when that starts here.
“We know what we want, and the first thing that we want is that everybody is safe and healthy. In the moment it is possible to start training again, we will do that We [Liverpool] are all at home, all isolated, we have no cases or stuff like this.
“If we come together and train in groups of two or five or six or eight, I’m not sure when that will be possible, we have to wait for the government on that. We cannot force that and will not, because we can’t, there’s absolutely nothing for that.”
Along this note, he says, “It’s not important how I feel because I am used to a private lockdown if you like, but I can imagine for other people it is much more difficult and I hope it will change at some point.”