Liverpool boss Klopp ‘desperate to get normality back’
Jurgen Klopp insists he is “desperate to get normality back” after Liverpool were forced to celebrate their first title for 30 years behind closed doors.
Last month the Reds confirmed their status as Premier League champions, with Jordan Henderson lifting the trophy at Anfield following victory over Chelsea.
And they take on Newcastle on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season.
Klopp has praised the way every club has handled the unorthodox situation forced on them by the coronavirus crisis.
“It is a strange time and a tough time for all of us, and I’m really happy that we could start football again and the Premier League could organise the restart,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I think it’s proven that things like this work when everybody works and it sensible and responsible together and things like this can work out.
“That’s an important message.
“It was very, very intense for everybody involved because it was a short period with a lot of games and big pressure.
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“I really thing everybody dealt really well with it.
“The people at home, if they were interested in football, could enjoy good football, so I’m really happy with how it worked out.
“In this moment, when we are trying to plan as good as we can for next season, you realise nothing has really changed so far.
“A lot of things will be exactly the same like now when we start the new season, and that makes me realise that there is still a way to go to normality.
“I’m exactly the same [as everybody else] desperate to get normality back, so it’s still a challenging time.
“This chapter of our life, which is a wonderful chapter, will be finished today after the game and we can look back a little bit.
“There are enough reasons for all at Liverpool, all the departments and all our fans, to be really proud of what we have achieved.
“We have a couple of weeks to do that and then pre-season starts again, and we go again.”