Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has welcomed the introduction of the drink break in Premier League games.
For the rest of the season, high-profile games are interrupted in the middle of each half. The authorities are aware of the fact that games are played in summer and are trying to take health precautions due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Managers can also use the break to pass messages and tactical instructions to their players.
Only a few minutes after the second half break in Anfield on Sunday, Liverpool got off to a hard-deserved 2-0 win over the relegated Aston Villa.
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And Klopp said: “It̵
“Now we have a drink break and I really like it.
“If people think that you only need a drink break at 40 degrees outside, England is not a country where you need a drink break very often, especially not in the northwest or northeast!
“But that’s important. It was a strange time for the players and we didn’t know exactly how the boys would react. Nobody could know that.
“I really like the opportunity to talk. From the moment the referee whistles, he starts and it takes about 30 seconds for the players to get around.
“You don’t have much time to talk to the players. However, you can provide one or two pieces of information.
“All coaches have the same chance at the same time, so that’s a good thing. It’s fair. I like this.”