Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp admits he cried as he saw NHS staff at work singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Klopp's Liverpool side are currently top of the Premier League (PA Images)
Klopp's Liverpool side are currently top of the Premier League (PA Images)
10:27am, Sat 28 Mar 2020
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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp admits being reduced to tears after seeing a video of NHS staff singing Liverpool anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" while on duty fighting coronavirus.

When asked about the unwavering efforts of NHS staff the 52-year-old German told Liverpool FCTV: "My English is not good enough to say. It’s extraordinary, it’s great. 

"I think yesterday I was sent a video of people in the hospital just outside the intensive care area and when they started singing You’ll Never Walk Alone I started crying immediately," he said.

"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 and stuff. But it’s their job, they do it day in and day out."

He continued: "They bring themselves, if you want, 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."

Liverpool are currently runaway leaders at at the top of the Premier League table, but nobody knows whether they will be able to go on and complete the season or whether it will be declared 'null and void'.

However, the manager is adamant there are more important things than football and urged fans to follow government guidelines during this crisis saying: "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. 

He finished by adding: "We have to be disciplined by ourselves, we have to keep the distance to other people."

Klopp admits he was overcome with emotion (Twitter: @LiverpoolFC)

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