“Liverpool-Atleti was a mistake”

first_img“It was not a correct decision to let that game play. People don’t make bad decisions on purposePerhaps the seriousness of the situation had not been understood by the government at that time. Although we will never know, the game with Atlético de Madrid could have been one of the cultural events and crowding moment that influenced growth (from the spread of the coronavirus) in Liverpool, “he said. In England yesterday there were more than 33,000 confirmed cases and almost 3,000 deaths. “The organization will have to learn”When Liverpool-Atlético was played on March 11 the public entrance was allowed, 52,000 people is the capacity of Anfield, although in other matches of the Champions, for example the Valencia-Atalanta of the previous day, it was already played behind closed doors. “This should definitely be included in the learning list for the future., the organization will have to learn and never make similar mistakes “, adds Ashton. Almost a month after it was played (next week marks it), Liverpool-Atlético continues to speak. Perhaps because it was the last great football match before the coronavirus crisis closed all the leagues, confined the world to its homes, lowered the curtain on football with no definite opening date. In Klopp’s words, there is still bitterness, criticism and a search for explanations by staying out of the competition of which he was champion against a rival, Atlético, never a favorite. In the words of the politicians, strangeness now, looking at the party and the displacement to Anfield of almost 3,000 red and white fans from Madrid, with the prospect of almost a month living under the coronavirus pandemic. Last to speak has been Liverpool’s director of public health, Matthew Ashton, today in ‘The Guardian’. And it is clear: everything qualifies it “a mistake”.last_img read more