What They're Saying: Jurgen Klopp

“When you don’t know about anything, you call a specialist. I’m a bit naive, but I don’t understand why we are not allowed to offer advice. I explain it a little bit like drink-driving. We were all probably in a situation where we had a beer or two and thought ‘I can drive.' But this law is not there for protecting me, it is there for protecting all the other people because I am pissed and want to drive a car. And we accept that as a law."

-- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, on his duty to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect people in the same way as the laws against drinking and driving. He couldn't explain why Premier League players are reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid-19, after a survey suggested only seven of the 20 Premier League clubs have succeeded in fully vaccinating 50 per cent or more of their squads, with the overall average said to be approximately one-third of all players. (PA)
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