Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the spectacle of empty stadiums should take nothing away from teams if the Premier League gets the go-ahead to resume.

Top-flight players will return to training this week after the clubs voted unanimously to do so at a shareholders' meeting on Monday, the first significant step in the return to play protocols.

Any possibility of the league restarting sometime next month will be behind closed doors, and while Klopp acknowledged losing the Anfield faithful was not ideal, the German is certain the standards his players showed before coronavirus led to football being suspended in this country in mid March will remain the same.

He said on Liverpool's official website: "The perfect package of football is a full, packed Anfield stadium, two really good teams, big fight, super goals and at the end Liverpool win.

"That's the perfect match-day. So, a lot of these things are possible but Anfield will not be packed for a while. So that's what we have to accept.

"When we start, it goes really again for everything. The competition will make the intensity."

Liverpool were a mammoth 25 points clear of Manchester City when the league was halted on 13 March and the Reds need just a further two victories to secure a first ever Premier League title.

Klopp continued: "It's not about, 'Oh, Liverpool have to win two games.' By the way, we have to win two games when we start - it's not 'only two', it's two. It's not less or more.

"We have to win them, it's not that we want to win the last two or whatever and come through somehow. We want to play the best possible football, better than other teams fighting for the Champions League, fighting to stay in the league.

"We play for this club, we play for each other, 100%. We will run and fight for each other, 100%.

"We have to do it, unfortunately, without the best boost in the world and the best kick in your ass in the right moment in the world, from the Anfield crowd. But that's how it is.

"I never understood in life why you always want things you don't have, you cannot have. In this moment we cannot have that, so let's take the rest and make the absolute best of it."