Klopp criticizes the British government’s exemptions for players coming from countries included in the red list

Klopp criticizes the British government’s exemptions for players coming from countries included in the red list
Klopp criticizes the British government’s exemptions for players coming from countries included in the red list

Jurgen Klopp, coach of the English football team, Liverpool, confirmed that the issue of exempting players from quarantine, if they travel to countries included in the red list, announced by the government, is “not a real solution”, and he expressed his belief that the Premier League was supposed to fight harder for the players. .

And the British news agency “BA Media” stated that Liverpool players who received the Corona virus vaccine will be fully allowed to visit the countries included in the red list of the United Kingdom, during the international break this month, without the need to enter quarantine in a government-approved hotel when back to Liverpool,

Provided they adhere to the strict “bubble” terms while they carry out their duty with the national team and the team.

This includes staying in a club facility – rather than at home – for ten days after their return to the UK, and leaving the facility once a day to train or play.

The exemption means that there will be no repeat of the row that occurred before and during the international break last September, when clubs collectively refused to have their players join the teams playing in countries listed in the red list.

But Klopp believes clubs’ coronavirus protocols are so strict that no exemption should have been needed in the first place.

“This does not seem to me to be a real solution,” he said.

He added: “Brazil, Georgia and other countries are on the red list for England, but for example they are not on the red list for France, Germany or Spain. Players there can come back and play directly. Those countries can send their players, and they can return and lead their normal lives.”

He added, “Players are constantly in bubbles. Here they are in bubbles, as is the case with their national teams.”

“What I don’t like about this is that I think it hasn’t been properly thought of. It’s like someone opened the door in an important office and said by the way, we have to solve the footballers’ problem and another responded and said why, what’s their problem?”

He continued, “They say that they are playing in countries listed in the red list and that they do not like to enter the hotel quarantine for 10 days, so they said let them enter another hotel.”

“No, no, come on guys! We take people away from their normal lives for three weeks for no real reason. We care about our players. They are here, they live with their families, they do nothing else.”

He stressed, “They come for training and go home. Now we have to put them in a hotel and deliver food to them? This is not true.”

And he added: “I don’t expect the government to care 100 per cent about the position of the Premier League – about the need for specific players. But the Premier League had to fight for our players. That is not the situation right now.”

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