Jurgen Klopp slams Boris Johnson over coronavirus crisis, saying the PM is ” on another planet “


Jurgen Klopp has pointed an accusing finger at Boris Johnson, for his handling of the sars coronavirus crisis. The Liverpool boss believes that the Conservative Government, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the reason for which the united KINGDOM deaths from the disease is one of the highest in the world.

Klopp insists on the fact that the Restart Project, and the opportunity for him to deliver Liverpool’s first title in 30 years were nothing more than professional considerations for him during the three-month lockout.

He admits that he was afraid that the season would be declared null and void, with its team 25 points ahead at the top of the Premier League.

But the German is frustrated at watching the inability of Johnson to draw a safe path for the nation through the health of the crisis has been worsened by the effective way politicians dealt with the virus in his native country.

Klopp said: “I was not worried for a single second that the Government could cost us the title because I was worried about the number of people who were dying, and I’m still worried.

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“I did not vote for this Government. This Government has been the choice of other people. And the problem I had is that I learned the news from England and the news from Germany.

“If aliens watched us both from the outside, they think we came from two different planets.

“From a personal point of view, I do not understand why we started to wear masks in closed areas on June 15, when five or six weeks, all the other countries were doing.

“You can ask if it makes sense to wear them, but all the countries that have started to wear masks earlier have a smaller number of victims than it is here in England. It is the truth.

“When I see the numbers here in England, then in Germany, I think.

“Look, it is not perfect, in Germany, people are dead and have been sick. But, in terms of living your life, it’s completely different.”

Johnson infamously labelled Liverpool “self-pity city”, when he was editor-in-chief of magazine 16 years ago.

Johnson came under fire for his leadership during the crisis

And when it became clear that the pandemic would have dire financial consequences for millions of people, the Government ministers were quick to call the players to take pay cuts.

Klopp described the game he loves as “the most important thing to the least important things” when football was suspended in March with Liverpool, to only six points in winning the title.

And it has continued to insist that public health concerns should be at the front and centre of all thoughts.

But Klopp has admitted: “there were moments where null and non-avenue came – and I thought, ‘Wow!’.

“It would have been very hard to bear for me. I’ve always thought that we had at the end of the season, I don’t know when, but I saw that other people felt the same thing as me – that for 500 million reasons, we had to finish this.

“None of these reasons was selfish. All of them have been because of football, and because of the situation we were in.

“There are a lot of people in the same situation. Can you imagine if we stopped the football and the cricket and the rugby tomorrow? Think of all the jobs that would be in danger.

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“We had to have him back and the truth is that the environment that we have created inside the clubs now football safe.

“Outside of clubs? Yes, there are some meters still much to do.”

He added: “If you want to enter a store in Germany, but do not wear a mask, then you are not allowed in.

“With a face mask, you can go in all the shops that you want. You can go to the hairdresser, a little bit everywhere.

“They wear a mask for the face, you wear a mask for the face, and sometimes, the people in the shop will have even more protection, such as a screen.

“When I go to the petrol station in England, I am the only one to wear a mask and I’m the only one with gloves on – I feel like a stranger.

“I’m not going to stop until someone tells me it is finished. But inside the club, we are safe. We are tested two times per week and it is a safe environment.”


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