Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool’s players and staff are still in a good mood, despite their title challenge having been put on hold.
The Reds had moved to within six points of claiming a first league title in 30 years before the domestic campaign ground to halt earlier this month due to the worsening coronavirus crisis.
Officially, Premier League action is due to resume on April 30th, though realistically it is likely to be much longer before we see the resumption of the season, but Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the ongoing suspension of football hasn’t dampened his side’s spirits.
“We spoke a couple of times [with the players], we have a really intense, big, big group chat – the whole of Melwood are in that,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“The boys are really lively in that, the boys are just interested in what everybody is doing, comments on what everybody is doing – if Ox is on Instagram or whatever! So, that helps a lot.
“The mood is good. As I said, it is a challenge for all of the people as we know [and] we know that our life is still good.”
The Liverpool boss did, however, admit that he is ‘desperately’ missing seeing all of his colleagues at the club, with the country now being placed on lockdown in a bid to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“First and foremost, I have to say – not only the backroom staff, I miss everybody,” Klopp added.
“I just miss everybody. It’s two weeks and I’m not on holiday. Usually, you are somewhere and that’s not a moment where you miss the backroom staff or your colleagues. But at the moment, really desperately.
“We miss each other, we really like working together. We have a lot of contact with WhatsApp groups and phone calls, FaceTime, whatever.
“So we see each other a lot but not like we want to or like we are used to, but they still do an incredible job.”