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Klopp wants Liverpool to be responsible during break

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Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, wants his players to prioritize over their health as they take two-weeks off before returning for pre-season training. 

The German won the LMA Manager of the Year award but his mind is racing. A day after the conclusion of the longest drawn out Premier League season, Klopp is thinking of the next campaign.

Liverpool will defend their crown and he wants all of his first team players back without health concerns.

Klopp shared that he has discussed two-week break with his players, and told them to take care of themselves. 

He stated that the players are mature individuals, who are allowed to holiday where they want. The club has not posed any restrictions on them and only want them to take precaution in their time off. 

“We have had this talk and it is a conversation without a real solution,’ Daily Mail quoted Klopp. 

“It is an open process which we all respect. The boys can go on holiday and we know where they will go. These countries are all completely fine with a little extra. But this situation can change constantly.

“That is the responsibility of the boys – they are all adults and they have to make sure they know when they have to leave this specific country. You have to just follow the news and then you have to react. It is not our job to say to them: “By the way, maybe Spain has closed the border now”.

“We cannot do that, the boys are responsible and they know that. It makes it different. Usually we have nice, little contact but we will have contact again and the boys will get a programme to work on and all that stuff. But the boys are responsible for themselves.”

One man who has taken Klopp’s words to heart is goalkeeper Alison Becker. The custodian will not visit native Brazil due to coronavirus concerns.