Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the Premier League must avoid implementing a “circuit-breaker” shutdown to help reduce COVID-19 infections, saying the safety measures in place will ensure the competition is not affected.
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce had earlier this week called for a temporary suspension of the league following a record number of positive cases in a week.
The surge in infections led to the postponement of Everton’s clash with Manchester City on Monday and Tottenham Hotspur’s home game against Fulham two days later.
Klopp is ready to put Liverpool’s title defence on hold if needed but stressed the role football can play in these uncertain times.
“It is understandable (to have concerns), but we try to do everything to keep the boys as safe as possible and I think the…