You love him, you listen to him.
In a dark world, when we are looking for inspiration and leaders, Jurgen Klopp has proven himself to be a people’s captain. He has sent a heartfelt tribute to the NHS and hailed them, as we should be as well.
The football coach has also asked people to be disciplined. Every footballer knows, discipline is a part of football. So if you love the game at all, follow the rules, follow the leaders, help others and yourself.
“My English is not good enough to say. It’s extraordinary, it’s great,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
“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.
“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. 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.”
“We said it now often enough, and I think everybody knows, football is not the most important thing in the world,” he said. “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. We have to be disciplined by ourselves, we have to keep the distance to other people.
“In 10, 20, 30, 40 years, if we look back and then the conclusion is that this was the period when the world showed the biggest solidarity, the biggest love, the biggest friendship or whatever, that would be great, that would be really great.”