LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 5 game between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“It’s unbelievable how aggressive the anti-vax scene is” – Jurgen Klopp

When Jurgen Klopp talks you can’t help but listen and his stance on the Covid vaccine is one such example, with the manager firm in his stance that the jab is a moral obligation.

Klopp has readily been open to discussing vaccination statuses and the importance of getting the jab and seeking the right information from credible sources.

And in the wake of another rise in Covid cases, the spotlight has shone back on getting the vaccine and the booster jab to protect yourself and those around you.

Klopp has already said he will not “apologise for the view I hold on the vaccination” and he strongly feels it is a moral obligation, something the “aggressive” anti-vax scene will not understand.

“It’s a question of persuading. From a moral point of view, it should be mandatory for each person I think,” Klopp said of the vaccine.

“But from a legal point of view, if they say ‘you have to otherwise..’ I don’t see that.

“But from a moral point of view, if I can do something that helps people around me, that’s for me mandatory.

“Obviously, people see that differently.

“In this specific case, I’m 54 years old and I’m a big believer that you can convince people about the right things to do but I’m not sure in this specific case.

“England is a much better place vaccination rate wise than Germany is, for example.

“It’s unbelievable how aggressive the anti-vax scene is and how clear they are with all the things they obviously know better than the rest of us.

“It’s really tricky. I don’t think it should be mandatory legally but morally, yes.”

MILAN, ITALY - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp waves to the travelling supporters after the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 6 game between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. Liverpool won 2-1 and top the group with six wins from six games. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp just hits the nail on the head every time and it’s worth pointing out a significant line from his pre-match programme notes against Newcastle.

“Ignore those who pretend to know. Ignore lies and misinformation. Listen to people who know best. If you do that, you end up wanting the vaccine and the booster.”