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Klopp admits he was scared the season would be voided

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he was concerned that the Premier League season would be voided during the coronavirus pandemic crisis.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp concedes the thought of losing out on the Premier League affected him physically.

Liverpool already raced to a 25-point lead before the suspension of football after a near perfect campaign that has seen them lose to only Watford so far.

During the lock-down period, there were fears the season could be voided and Jurgen Klopp has admitted it would have been difficult for him to come to terms with.

“I became worried when people started talking about ‘null and void’ this season because I was like ‘wow’. And I really felt it physically. That would have been really, really hard” the Liverpool boss said via Independent.

“We don’t expect to get it as a present so we didn’t want to have a points-per-game basis so we were really happy when it was decided we could play again.”

“There were moments when some people brought it up [voiding 2019-20] from time to time for different reasons, but when it was off the table I felt quite relieved.”

The restart has already seen a number of injuries so far and Klopp doesn’t expect the next few weeks to be easy for himself and his Liverpool side.

“It will be tough, tougher than tough, the next few weeks. I hope I can enjoy it as hard work is never a problem for us, but we need to make sure we can play the best football we can play.

“But we will be fine and we will see what we have to celebrate and how we celebrate but these things are only important in the moment when it has finally happened and not before.”

A win for Liverpool against Everton on Sunday would mean Klopp and his boys need one more win to be officially crowned league champions.