Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said you have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the same reason you don't have to drive when drunk. The Reds manager spoke about the very low numbers recorded by Premier League athletes regarding vaccines.
Only seven out of 20 teams would have more than 50% of footballers vaccinated. According Guardian, Klopp said: "We at Liverpool have 99% of the vaccinated. I didn't have to talk to my players to convince them, it was more a natural decision that came out of the group.
I don't remember talking to any of mine, why not. I'm a doctor. No vax are a bit like drunk driving. We've all probably been in a situation where, after having had a couple of beers, we said to ourselves 'I could still drive' but the law doesn't allow it.
And this law is not made to protect me who would like to drive after drinking two beers, but to protect others from the fact that I am drunk and want to drive anyway. With vaccinations it is the same: the specialists have told us that it is the solution for come out of this moment and I have not vaccinated myself just to protect myself but above all others, all the people around me.
I do not understand who says that this is a limitation of personal freedom: if so, then also the rules against drunk driving are a limitation, but we accept them. What made me realize it made sense to get vaccinated? I talked about it with doctors I have known for years.
Besides, I belong to an age group for which things might not be easier, and if I didn't, I would be at risk."
Alexander-Arnold between NBA and chess!
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool's 22-year-old right-back, is considered the strongest performer in his role in soccer today.
Already winner of an English Premier League, a UEFA Champions League, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup, the boy from Liverpool spoke to him in an exclusive interview for Italian newspaper Gazzetta Active many details of his life and his career.
He said: "Liverpool? We have been working hard all summer for this new season and the first few games show how focused and determined we are to take home trophies this year. It is clear that playing the World Cup would be fantastic, but at the moment I am focused on Liverpool and the desire to give our fans some good reasons to celebrate all together, now that we can again.
" Regarding his passions, Trent said: "I'm a super football fan and, when I'm not playing, I watch the games of other teams to analyze the play of potential opponents and carefully observe the great players.
I am convinced that there is always something to be had. I also like to watch American sports, especially NBA, but when there is a game to play then I prefer chess. They relax me because they force you to concentrate so much that you don't have to worry about anything else.
They are also very useful for train the brain to think one step at a time. I love the strategy and concentration needed. We play so much that I always have to be focused on football, but I try to stay as close to my family as possible and spend time with them when I'm not training or voyage."
On nutrition: "I am an athlete and I have to eat well if I want to be 100% performing. To be honest, I'm not one of the most adventurous in the world of food, but here at Liverpool we are lucky because we have a great team of nutritionists and chefs who help us to follow the best ways to eat healthy. And in any case, you can never go wrong with a plate of Bolognese pasta!"