A number of Liverpool fans have lauded a “noble gesture” from Jurgen Klopp, who is reportedly willing to take a temporary pay cut during the cessation of football amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Daily Mail‘s Matt Hughes reported that the Reds manager has privately indicated a willingness to take a reduction in wages as talks continue between Premier League executives and managers about a potential cut in salary, following the league’s recommendation for a 30% reduction to “protect employment throughout the professional game“. Reds fan @DaveOCKOP on Twitter shared the news of Klopp’s reported willigness to take a pay cut.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 5, 2020
As noted by the Daily Mail, Eddie Howe and Graham Potter had already accepted temporary wage reductions during a period where cash flow shortages have prompted Liverpool, among other Premier League clubs, to place some non-playing staff on furlough (as per BBC). The Anfield club’s decision to engage with the government’s furlough scheme met with criticism from Jamie Carragher and some supporters.
However, these Liverpool fans saluted Klopp after reports of his readiness to reduce his wages during the current crisis:
— Maurice (@Maurice19684207) April 6, 2020
Can Klopp buyout Liverpool and become the owner… A much better example
— . (@kotfxo90) April 5, 2020
Love him so much man
— George ? (@SeventySixRole) April 5, 2020
Considering how well our players and manager are handling this current situation it makes the decision the owners made so much more embarrassing. Love Klopp and our team.
— Dalton (@MichiganLFCfan) April 6, 2020
Top man ?
— Uncle Tresh ? (@TundeTresh) April 5, 2020
@leeste147 even klopp knows it’s not the right thing to do.
— paul armor (@armor1982) April 6, 2020
Please do not ever question this man….
— Raveen Bala (@raveen_kopite) April 6, 2020
Love Jürgen ??
— Stefano Casarella (@casarellas73) April 5, 2020
Liverpool fans, what do you make of Klopp’s reported willingness to accept a pay cut? Comment below with your views!