Jurgen Klopp reveals that Liverpool’s vaccination rate is 99 percent; The Premier League revealed this week that only seven of the 20 clubs have squads where 50 percent or more of the players are fully vaccinated.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not understand why there is reluctance among Premier League players to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Premier League revealed this week that only seven of the 20 clubs have squads where 50 percent or more of the players are fully vaccinated.
Klopp said that 99% of Liverpool players have been vaccinated and that he did not have to convince anyone to do so.
The 54-year-old German added that he believed it was his personal responsibility to consider the lives of others.
“I got the vaccine because I was concerned for myself, but even more for everyone around me,” Klopp said.
“If I succeed and suffer, it is my fault. If I succeed and pass it on to everyone else, it is my fault and not their fault.”
He added: “Where did I get the knowledge that I think it makes sense to get vaccinated? I called doctors I have known for years.
“Most specialists tell us that vaccination is the solution for the situation at the moment.”
A special Sky Sports News poll of the 20 clubs revealed wide variations in participation levels, with the Wolves reporting that all of their players are fully vaccinated.
League officials have now written directly to clubs offering a special “reward” to those with the highest number of vaccinated players.
In the letter, seen by Sky Sports News, the exact incentive has yet to be decided.
“I didn’t have to convince the players, it was more of a natural team decision.
“I don’t recall actually talking to a player and convincing him why he should because I’m not a doctor.
“What I would give, as in many other situations, would be my advice, but it was not necessary.”
On Friday, it was announced that Premier League players will be able to travel to red list countries for international duties, but only if they are fully vaccinated.