Klopp vows not to sign unvaccinated players

English Premier League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will avoid signing players who are unvaccinated players.

The German tactician has been quite open in his support for players to get vaccinated as Covid-19 numbers continues to rise around the world.

A number of Premier League games have been postponed throughout the week due to players testing positive, and Klopp feels unvaccinated players are a constant threat.

"We are obviously not close to signing a player so I did not think about it but then I thought about it and yes, it will be influential, definitely," Klopp said when asked if the vaccine would influence a decision on transfers, as per Express.

"In a situation like this, let's take our situation, if a player is not vaccinated at all, he is a constant threat for all of us.

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"He doesn't want to be a threat, of course, it is not that he thinks, 'Oh my God, I don't care about the others,' but he is and we have to find different scenarios.

"He has to change in a different dressing room, he has to eat in a different dining room, he has to sit in a different bus, he has to drive in a different car and from an organisational point of view, it gets really messy.

"If you really want to follow the protocols, it is incredibly difficult to do. If one gets Covid and he was in the last four days around him, he will be in isolation.

"If we have to travel to a country to play international football and we come back, he has to self-isolate, all these kinds of things. Of course it is going to be influential.

"We have to do all these kinds of things, like building extra buildings for unvaccinated players and it will not happen. Hopefully it will not be necessary in the future. That’s it."

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