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Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Anfield situation after the ‘neutral venues’ talks

Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool game in the Premier League

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Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has sent an Anfield message to the fans after the ‘neutral venues’ talks.

The Premier League will restart on June 17 after the clubs’ meeting on Wednesday. 

The remaining 92 fixtures will be played until July. According to the Times, Liverpool could be forced to play the Merseyside derby and home matches in neutral venues, as authorities are worried about the possible gatherings of the fans near the Anfield Road. 

“The situation will change our celebrations obviously as well but the stadium, we didn’t hear that yet,” he told The Keys & Gary Show on beIN SPORTS (via LiverpoolECHO).

“I heard that there is still talk about it, I’m pretty sure that we can solve the situation here as well in Liverpool.

“I heard a day ago a really good phrase about that we have the best home fans in the world, and now we need the best stay at home fans in the world. That’s how it is.

“We waited a while for this situation and it’s not done yet. If we had not stopped the league, or it would not have happened, the silly null and void stuff, then it was clear we were already champions.

“We wanted to play anyway and now we are really desperate to play because we want to become champions on the pitch that looks like that we can do that.

“Wherever it will be we don’t know, we hope it will be at Anfield but we don’t know and that’s not important.

“Most of the people on this planet never have the chance to become champions of the Premier League. For us, it looks like we have the chance so we take it.

“Then there will be a moment in our life when we have time and the opportunity and it’s allowed to celebrate together then we will have a moment, and we will celebrate it in the right manner.

“Whenever that will be, but we decide how much we enjoy it then.” Klopp added.

Manchester City – Arsenal and Sheffield United – Aston Villa are going to be the first matches after the pause caused by the coronavirus pandemic. During the discussions of the ‘Restart Project’ the league faced opposition from some clubs concerning playing the matches in neutral venues. 

Still, some fixtures could be moved from their actual venues, as authorities are worried about the fan gatherings and that they might break the social distancing rules. 

Liverpool’s home games and several London derbies are among the targeted matches that are under discussion. Merseyside club is only two wins away from securing their first top flight title in 30 years. Liverpool could secure the title at Anfield and cause a gathering near the stadium.

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