During a press conference, the Liverpool manager made his feeling very clear on the matter and explained why getting the vaccine helps to protect each other.
In his explanation, Klopp used an analogy of a drunk driver to highlight how the laws on drink driving are there to protect the public, and not the drunk driver and argued the vaccine protects us in the same way.
“It’s a little bit like drink driving. We probably all had a situation where we had a beer or two and thought ‘I could still drive’, but under the law we are not allowed to drive,” he said.
“The law is not there to protect me when I’ve had two beers and want to drive, it is there to protect all the other people because I am drunk and want to drive a car.
“With the vaccination, all the specialists out there tell us the vaccination is the solution for the situation at the moment. It is the same. I don’t take the vaccination only to protect myself but to protect all the people around me.
“I don’t understand how that is a limitation of freedom, because if it is then not being allowed to drink and drive is a limitation of freedom as well, but we accept that.”
Jurgen Klopp has a superb response to the question of footballers (and wider society) being vaccinated, using the a… https://t.co/fFiuxOME4Y