Jurgen Klopp has told his players he trusts them to holiday where they like…and ensure they don’t get stranded abroad.
The Liverpool manager has given all his stars a two-week break to jet away across the globe and recharge their batteries, before the new campaign begins in September.
And he told told them bluntly: it is your responsibility, follow the news, be sensible, make sure you can turn up for the first day of training in August.
“The boys can go on holiday, obviously. But there’s the little extra that the situation can change, constantly. So now this is the responsibility of the boys,” he said.
“So they have to follow the news, and then you have to react. It is not our job, to say ‘maybe Spain close the border again, or whatever. The boys are responsible for that, and they know that as well.
“They have all the doubts, and they must make sure they know when they have to leave the specific country.”
Klopp has also warned his players they can not let their guard down against the threat of Covid-19, just because they are on holiday.
But again, he has stressed he trusts them to ensure they are not exposed to the virus, and do not bring it back to training with them.
“We all have to still be disciplined. But I will say, the boys were exceptional. Not only our players, but all the players in the Premier League were exceptional,” he said.
“They need to be aware of the situation still. You know that nobody of us can go on holiday and do the things that maybe you could do in the past.
“But not one single new case in the Premier League after the season restarted – that shows they are good boys, all of them, and I hope it stays like this and we will come back and train again.”
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