Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has compared refusing the COVID-19 vaccine is like drink driving as it puts other people in danger.
The comments came in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Red’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.
Vaccinations in players is a hot topic, with some reports claiming that only seven Premier League clubs have more that 50% of their players vaccinated.
During the press conference, Klopp revealed that 99% of his players are vaccinated.
Klopp said: "If I say I am vaccinated, other people say: ‘How can you tell me I should be vaccinated?’ It is a little bit like drink-driving.
"We all probably were in a situation where we had a beer or two and thought we still could drive, but [because of] the law, we are not allowed to drive, so we don’t drive.
"But this law is not there for protecting me when I drink two beers and want to drive, it’s for protecting all the other people because I’m drunk, and we accept that as a law."
Klopp said that he didn’t see how there is a limitation of freedom by having the vaccine, as he added: "I don’t understand why 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."
Klopp added that he received the vaccine primarily because he was worried about others around him.
"I got the vaccination because I was concerned about myself but even more so about everybody around me," he said.
"If I get [COVID-19] and I suffer from it: my fault. If I get it and spread it to someone else: my fault and not their fault."