Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he is ready to make his side stop playing and leave the pitch over racist chants during any match. Racism has been a big problem in almost every league all over Europe with a number of unruly people trying to tarnish the image of the beautiful game. However, the German gaffer has had his say on the problem.
Speaking to the media ahead of their match against Tottenham Hotspur, the Reds gaffer said, “I am very disappointed that something like this is still possible. People really do that, they use their voice for the completely wrong things. It is so frustrating, I can’t believe!”
He added, “I watched the England game, but without sound. I was surprised when Raheem got the yellow card, when Rose got the yellow card, when Hendo got the yellow card. Raheem celebrating in front of the crowd, I thought what was going on? But then when I heard about the incident, I understood that it all makes sense. So, I think that we are not allowed to ignore it. We have to be loud about this. We have to put an end to this. We have to finish this. Some guys are shouting this because they think it is funny but it is not. It is really difficult for me to feel the situation.”
Klopp concluded, “I would do whatever I can. We have to stop games if possible if this kind of things happens with my team. We have to see whether it is one guy or the whole stand and if the situation is worse, then I would do it, yeah.”