Jurgen Klopp has been left frustrated after Spanish journalist’s question on coronavirus.
Liverpool head coach has given his pre-match press-conference ahead of the vital clash against Atletico Madrid.
Merseyside club have lost the first leg 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid) and now are facing a tough task to beat Diego Simeone’s team and progress to the quarterfinals.
Earlier, pre-match handshakes were banned amid the COVID-19 outbreak. When asked to make comments on this decision considering the fact that football is a sport that contains physical contact, Klopp answered (via LiverpoolECHO): “Are you from Madrid? You live in Madrid – are you not concerned?”
“That’s not that special. Playing football is just a game.
“We are not the society, we are only are part of society and we should all be worried in the same time.
“That’s exactly what I don’t like – you sit and ask me this question, but you flew from Madrid to here. So stay there – they’ve closed schools and you’re obviously concerned.
“But you think football is worth it to travel or whatever. So that’s our common problem – we play football, but we cannot stop it (the spread of the virus) with football. We do what we have to do.”
“In this moment, they (the players) are all healthy. Why should we worry?
“What we do by not shaking hands is sending a sign. It’s good for you, it’s good for me, that we don’t shake hands now. It’s important that 22 completely healthy players are sending this sign for society.”