Liverpool FC Manager Jurgen Klopp Practicing A New Dance Step.

Updated: Apr 3

  • The Reds boss Klopp remains positive amid coronavirus crisis.

  • Klopp has spent his time in self-isolation watching the Taken trilogy and trying to dance.

  • Boris Johnson has enforced strict measures in their quest to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on the British people to follow the Government’s advice as they continue the fight against COVID-19. [Getty]

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he has spent most of his time in self-isolation watching the Taken trilogy and trying to dance like midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 2019-20 Premier League campaign has been suspended until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus chaos.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson escalated UK's response to coronavirus by enforcing a series of strict measures, saying people must stay indoors as much as possible.

And, while Klopp can’t wait for football to resume as his Liverpool side are on the brink of landing their first league title in 30 years, he has told the public to be “disciplined” and follow the advice of the British Government as they continue the fight against the virus.

"I didn’t cut the grass but I tried the dance of Ox!” the German boss told Liverpool's official website when asked what he has been doing.

"Not as bad as you probably think! It’s very important in these times that we all show we take this situation seriously, but we are human beings. At the moment we are at home and when you are at home, you cannot do something to help outside.

"We are not health workers, we don’t work in a supermarket. You have to keep your own mood up and you have to keep the mood up for other people.

“If the boys do anything on Instagram, as long as it’s in a legal frame I’m overly happy about it – it just shows they are still cheeky and all that stuff. I like it, I like it a lot. I like the line-ups they do. All these things are really funny. It’s good.

"I watched a few movies – I watched the Taken trilogy again! To be honest, that’s how it is – you do a lot of things you usually don’t do. I’m still in that period. Two weeks is long but it’s not that long."

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The former Borussia Dortmund coach continued: "We said it now often enough, and I think everybody knows, football is not the most important thing in the world. One hundred per cent not. In this moment it’s clear what is.

"But the only way to get football back as soon as possible, if that’s what the people want, the more disciplined we are now the earlier we will get, piece by piece by piece, our life back. That’s how it is. There is no other solution in the moment, nobody has another solution.

"We have to be disciplined by ourselves, we have to keep the distance to other people. We can still do some things, not a lot, but we have to just calm down a little bit with things. Yes, outside the economy has to carry on, that will start again.

"But the lower the number will be when we go out again, the number of people infected, that’s what I understand, the better it is. It will not be like nobody anymore after the next few weeks but the curve will flatten, that’s the most important thing.

"We have to give our people in the hospitals, our doctors, the chance to treat the people with serious issues with full concentration. We have to give people time to build ventilators, we have to give people time to find solutions.

"There will be a moment when other smart people find a vaccine for the virus. But until then, we have to make sure we do the best possible for all the people out there. You hear now more and more it’s not only the elderly and weaker - it’s not only that, there are younger people involved who can die of it as well.

"It’s not about that, it’s about just, show heart and a bit of sensibility and do the right thing: stay at home as long as we have to.

"And then at one point we will play football again as well, 100%. I couldn’t wish more for it because of a few really good reasons, how you can imagine. I can’t wait actually, but even I have to be disciplined and I try to be as much as I can."

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