In an interview with the club’s official website, Liverpool coach Klopp talked about the team’s status in the Champions League. He said: "The current Champions League has a different meaning than before, but our responsibility to the fans remains the same."
Klopp said: "We all know ‘that famous Champions League night’ because it is related to our home game."
"Like my players, I am fortunate to be able to write my story as a team. I think I was right. This will be the first time Anfield has ushered in such a game on an empty field."
"Of course, I can’t and won’t say that when the stands at Anfield were closed, we felt the same. But what I can say is that we will try our best to unearth those who come from this particular event and our home court. Inner strength."
"As a team, we bring this responsibility into this game. We can be here, we can play! When our city, this country, Europe and the world are dealing with the current terrible situation, we The privilege of being able to play football should not be ignored."
"As management and participants, we know that our city is suffering at this moment. People better than me can explain the details behind it, but even without that in-depth understanding, we still know that lonely and vulnerable people are currently Isolated, their lives are hampered, their livelihoods are affected, wages are lowered, and businesses are destroyed. We know that many people in our cities are suffering, and this is not because of themselves."
"Before we played Everton, someone asked me if football can help people. I really don’t have a good answer. I think if I lose my job, if I’m trying to pay the bills, support my family, or even if I’m told I can no longer see my loved ones or be with the ones I love. I am not sure if a football match can help me feel better?"
"It is possible. But we must respect that people are now facing real problems."
"In the notion that football can help, the real fact is that when we play football, all of us take on a greater responsibility. Many of our fans may have lost the opportunity to work. Others are fulfilling the protection of all of us. Human duties face greater danger, such as heroes in hospitals and nursing departments."
"Therefore, it is strange that there is no one at Anfield in the European night sky. This is not what we want. But as a team, we have no excuses. We are honored to have the opportunity to participate in the game. We must perform in the game through our efforts. Out of our respect."
"In the empty stadium, this is the best European night ever. Have a game and let our fans draw energy and joy from us. This is the motivation we will use. Now time is different. The Champions League night at Anfield is different, but our responsibility to the fans remains the same."