DOHA – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, in Qatar for the Club World Cup, said that it is wrong that managers and players are asked to make judgments on the suitability of a country for hosting global tournaments.
The European champions will play Mexico's Monterrey at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday in the semi-final of the FIFA tournament which concludes on Saturday.
Asked at a news conference about whether it was right to play in a country where rights for homosexuals are restricted, Klopp said that was for others to address.
"This is a real serious thing to talk about I think and the answers should come from people who know more about it. I have to be influential in football but not in politics," he said.
Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022 when fans from 32 nations will flock to the gulf state for a month of football action.