Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp called on the Premier League, not to suspend competitions to contain the spread of the Corona virus, saying that the health measures currently followed ensure protection of the tournament.
West Bromwich Albion coach Sam Allardyce had earlier called for the league to be suspended temporarily, after it was revealed that positive cases rose to record numbers in a week.
Because of this big increase, the Everton match with Manchester City on Monday was postponed, as well as the Tottenham match at home to Fulham two days ago.
Klopp said that he would understand the decision to suspend the tournament if necessary, but stressed the importance of the role that football may play in this difficult time for everyone.
“I understand there are concerns, but we are doing everything we can to keep the players safe, and I think the tournament can continue in the current situation,” he told reporters before the match against Southampton next Monday.
He added, “People want to watch matches and teams follow the required isolation and protection measures, and train in their own places, so I demand the continuation of the League.”
He concluded, “But I am not a specialist, and I respect any decisions that will be issued in the coming weeks.”