Liverpool will return to action on Sunday when they are hosted by Everton in the 236th Merseyside derby and know the three points at Goodison Park to leave them needing only one more win from the last eight games to be crowned champion of England for the 19th time.
However, with the speculation that the Reds could have been awarded the title via a points-per-game model a few weeks ago, fans were quick to claim victory of championship must be accompanied by an asterisk if it has been won without that it is mathematically confirmed.
Klopp said the pause in the game, this meant that he was able to listen to people from the outside and has admitted that he has been made to know exactly what a star would have meant for his Liverpool team.
The German insists any mark against his runaway leaders would have shone more light on their domestic dominance, however, given the 25-point advantage before the return of the champions League on Wednesday night.
“I usually don’t pay too much attention to what everyone is saying around us,” Klopp said. “Now, I have had a lot of time to read and heard a lot and seen a lot, it’s true.
“My feeling, which came at this time, more than ever, it is that I had to Google the word” asterisk “. I didn’t know that the word ” asterisk “.
“This is the most difficult of the year and of the season to become champions. 100%.
“Whatever it is, it is an interruption of the season has never happened before, and the one who will be champions at the end, it will be historic because it is a year that we will never forget.
“We hope that it is the only one of the year, we already had it as it as human beings and as a society, because I hope that we will be able to find solutions for this kind of thing in the future.
“It is a historical fact, now more than ever. Give us an asterisk. Yes. Do it. Because it is the most difficult of the season, and the only difference is that there are enough points of difference between us and other teams.
“But if you saw the City playing the other night, watching the team that they have played and saw the bench that they had when they were changed five times and there is not even Leroy Sane on the ground, you think, ‘wow, this is really impressive “.
“This is our opponent. Not only them, but this is the season that they play. That is why, when they had discussions about the season I felt quite tense during the lockout.
“Now it is finished and here we are. We have worked so hard for this and we don’t want to get over the line in any way “. We want to play football. Nobody has to tell us that we are almost there. I’m not interested near or close.
“I’m interested in playing the best football we can play. We have no limits or comparisons of football behind closed doors. Is it possible to play in traffic a lot, a lot, and run more than other periods?
“I don’t know, but we’ll try. Let the people enjoy our football at home. When I look at the games with false noise, I would like that… for us it will be different in the stadium, but it is our duty to make it as special as possible, especially for the LFC supporters. I hope it is like that.”
With a three-month gap between fixtures, 29 and 30, Klopp said that he cares little of how an impending title triumph will be seen from top-flight rivals as the Reds closer to glory over the next few weeks.
He added: “What people outside the brand of it, I couldn’t care less. It is just for us. But if it will happen and we do become champions, which I don’t know, then we can say, it was really difficult and rightly, and truly special.
“We can’t do a lot of things we can do, but in this case, we can at least say that it is really special. This is why we have to enjoy the little asterisk there. ”
However, the Premier League is back is not always certain on the last three months, with a lot of obstacles to overcome before English football’s top flight has been able to restart in the middle of a global pandemic.
And the manager of Liverpool, said the whole team were worried about their title hopes in the first days of the lock period.
“We have talked with one or two players, and not in the Zoom sessions, but it was not ‘what they say in there!?’ “Klopp said. “It was clear, everyone thought the same thing, it would have been a huge, huge blow to us if [voiding] would have been the solution for all of us.
“In other leagues, they have begun to do in France or in Holland, and it has points per game, it was clear that England would do it differently, and it would be really interesting, but it has not been [a plan] for a long time.
“You have the feeling and it is not pleasant. I think everyone would have thought the same thing. It is not that we are particularly strange because we believe that ” zero is not a good idea “, because we played 76% of the season already.
“We talked more about what is happening in the outside world and I think all the boys have their own thoughts, and we were the same [that] this was not a good idea.
“We talked more about what we need to do when we go again and who is now in two days time and it is very exciting. “