With footballing having been on hold for over a month, Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is missing his Liverpool players amid the coronavirus pandemic and government lockdown.
Liverpool‘s charge towards a first league title in three decades has been halted as the world continues its bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus, though the squad are maintaining fitness levels with individual training regimes and video link group sessions.
Like many other Premier League sides, the club having using technology to bring the players together during the current lockdown guidelines and whilst Klopp admits the video chats help maintain morale, he admits he is missing working with his ‘exceptional group’ on the training ground.
“When we have these training sessions, I could have never imagined I would enjoy it that much but it’s just the moment when I see the boys again and that changes everything,” Klopp told Liverpool’s club website.
“For a minute, for an hour, for two hours, however long the sessions are – the boys are all in good spirits; you feel immediately why you miss them so much, because it’s just an exceptional group.
“You want to be together with them, you want to be closer to them than you can be. These are the closest moments, so I enjoy these sessions a lot.
“It’s getting worse, the longer it takes. I accept the situation 100 per cent like it is but the longer you don’t see somebody you like, the more it hurts. That’s the situation we are in at the moment.”