Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp proposed organizing a championship parade for the Premier League next season to ease restrictions on coronavirus.
The Reds were just two wins from securing their first league triumph in 30 years when the pandemic halted the 2019-20 season in March.
The Premier League is scheduled to return on June 17, but for the near future, matches will be played behind closed doors, denying fans the chance to celebrate inside Anfield. Regulations banning mass events outside also suggest a trophy parade across Liverpool is likely to be unlikely.
Nevertheless, Klopp thinks there is no reason why such a celebration can not simply be postponed until it is secure.
“It’s not cool that you can’t celebrate in the way you’ve always dreamed of, I completely understand that. I feel the same way. It’s not that my dream is to party in the stadium alone and then drive home. When you thought about it it, it was not like that. But they can’t change that now. Why should we make a huge deal over that which can not be changed now?,” he told Sky Germany.
Liverpool has won 27 of their season’s first 29 league games and is on course to break Manchester City’s 100-point record, something that Klopp wants to target his players.
Klopp also praised his players for this week’s decision to kneel around the Anfield center-circle as a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I’ve been very proud of the boys for a long time, but this has been another extraordinary moment. When I saw them there and took this photo, I was very proud, because it’s such an important message, “he said.