Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp agrees "100 per cent" on Roman Abramovich sanctions

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp agrees "100 per cent" with the UK Government's sanctions on Roman Abramovich.

The Russian oligarch had his assets frozen on Thursday (March 10) which sent Chelsea, who he has owned since 2003, into a state of crisis.

The Blues were able to proceed with their Premier League fixture against Norwich but there are serious concerns about matters off the pitch.

Klopp has spoken out in support of the decision while also expressing his sympathy for those involved with the club, including his fellow German manager Thomas Tuchel.

"Thomas and I, we know each other, but we are not that close that we chat," he said.

"I feel for him and the players and all the employees at Chelsea because it's nothing they are responsible for but what happens around.

"One man is responsible for that and it's Vladimir Putin in the first place.

"I don't know about Roman Abramovich's role in all these kind of things but over the years you could guess that maybe he's pretty close.

"And I then I think what the British government did is right to be 100 per cent honest but it is still not cool for all the people at Chelsea and all the supporters.

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"I get that. But I think the things the Government did are right."

Chelsea have been allowed to continue their day-to-day operations but have been severely restricted financially.

They cannot sell merchandise or tickets to generate revenue and in fact have just one source of income which is from food and drinks sales.

Employees can still be paid but no new signings or contracts can go through for the foreseeable future.

And all TV and prize money received will be frozen.

Not only has income been limited, but there are also restrictions on expenditure.

They can spend a maximum of £500k on hosting home matches and £20k for travelling to away matches.

That is where Tuchel and his players will bear the brunt for the rest of the season.

The knock-on effect has been sponsors questioning their association with the club, which could deepen the troubles.

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