Liverpool boss Klopp compares vaccine refusal to drink-driving

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Oct 3 (Reuters) – Liverpool supervisor Juergen Klopp likened refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine to drink-driving, saying such folks endanger others.

Klopp stated he took the vaccine to guard not simply himself however “all the people around me”. The 54-year-old additionally stated that 99% of his Liverpool gamers are vaccinated and that he didn’t need to persuade anybody to take action.

British media reported final week that solely seven of the 20 Premier League golf equipment have squads the place greater than 50% of gamers are vaccinated.

“If I say I am vaccinated, other people say: ‘How can you tell me I should be vaccinated?’ It is a little bit like drink-driving,” Klopp stated forward of Sunday’s residence recreation with Manchester City.

“We all probably were in a situation where we had a beer or two and thought we still could drive but (because of) the law, we are not allowed to drive so we don’t drive.

“But this legislation shouldn’t be there for safeguarding me once I drink two beers and need to drive, it is for safeguarding all the opposite folks as a result of I’m drunk and we settle for that as a legislation.”

Klopp said vaccination is not a limit on freedom.

“I do not perceive why that could be a limitation of freedom as a result of, whether it is, then not being allowed to drink and drive is a limitation of freedom as effectively,” he said.

“I received the vaccination as a result of I used to be involved about myself however much more so about all people round me. If I get (COVID-19) and I undergo from it: my fault. If I get it and unfold it to another person: my fault and never their fault.”

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard

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