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Klopp: I couldn't admire NHS workers more

29 Mar 2020
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager hails selfless health-service professionals risking their lives during the coronavirus pandemic

Jurgen Klopp says the sacrifice being made by NHS workers during the coronavirus outbreak has moved him to tears.

While many have been forced into self-isolation, doctors, nurses and volunteers are working tirelessly to save lives and help control the spread of the virus.

"Yesterday I was sent a video of people in the hospital just outside the intensive care area. They started singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" and I started crying immediately," Klopp told Liverpool's official website.

"It's unbelievable. But it shows everything. These people not only work but they have such a good spirit. 

"They are used to helping other people. We need to get used to it because usually we have our own problems. But it's their job, they do it day in and day out.

"They bring themselves in danger because they help ill, sick and seriously handicapped people, so I couldn't admire them more and appreciate it more. I really couldn't."

'You're our heroes'

Liverpool this week launched an emergency foodbank appeal to support the most vulnerable people in their community and Klopp says it is a shared responsibility among the Premier League clubs to do whatever they can to help.

"I know other clubs are doing it as well and football clubs show responsibility – I like that," Klopp added.

"In moments like this the first thing you have to do is be generous: generous with words, generous with feelings and generous with money of course as well.

"That's what we do, that's clear. Wherever we can help we try to help, 100 per cent."

See: Coronavirus: How clubs are helping their communities

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