武漢肺炎疫情在英國轉趨嚴重，阿仙奴領隊阿迪達（Mikel Arteta），車路士球員赫臣奧杜爾（Callum Hudson-Odoi）都確診，英超昨日（13 日）決定暫停所有賽事至 4 月 4 日。
現時在英超排榜首的利物浦，對上一次奪冠已經在 1990 年，球隊現時拋離第二的曼城多達 25 分，利物浦只要多贏兩場就可提前奪冠，此時遇上疫情，支持者都感到焦急，不過領隊高普（Jürgen Klopp）就在球會官方網站發表聲明，提醒他們在疫情當前，「足球和球賽都不重要」，最重要是眾人健康，「請把健康放在第一位，不要冒險」，並要好好照顧自己和身邊人。
I don’t think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that.
First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.
I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.
Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy - just one - we do it no questions asked.
If it’s a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it’s no contest. Really, it isn’t.
Today’s decision and announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that we support it completely. We have seen members of teams we compete against become ill. This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity. To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
None of us know in this moment what the final outcome will be, but as a team we have to have belief that the authorities make decisions based on sound judgement and morality.
Yes, I am the manager of this team and club and therefore carry a leadership responsibility with regards to our future on the pitch. But I think in the present moment, with so many people around our city, the region, the country and the world facing anxiety and uncertainty, it would be entirely wrong to speak about anything other than advising people to follow expert advice and look after themselves and each other.
The message from the team to our supporters is only about your well-being. Put your health first. Don’t take any risk. Think about the vulnerable in our society and act where possible with compassion for them.
Please look after yourselves and look out for each other.
You’ll Never Walk Alone,