Friday, January 3, 2020

Klopp: What happens in the Premier League mad

Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said soccer officials undoubtedly knew his opinions about setting up a crowded match schedule during Christmas in England, and pledged to continue the discussion to improve the conditions of players.

During a press conference before facing neighbor Everton, in the third round of the FA Cup, on Sunday, the German coach stressed the need for reasonable time intervals between matches, otherwise the players face the risk of injuries and away from the stadiums.

"There is no doubt that the League or the English Football Association knows my opinion, it is not about me personally ... I think someone should speak for the good of the players," Klopp told reporters on Friday.

"I informed the European Union (UEFA) of everything I have to say personally, I conveyed my message to FIFA (International Federation) through interviews, because I do not know anyone there ... I enjoy every game I play, but there are things that must be improved. Does changing things mean giving up Traditions? ".

The Reds coach will be able to rely only on 12 major players, physically ready for a game tomorrow, Sunday, in addition to the new Japanese striker, Takumi Minamino.

"Some people told me that I do not respect the cup competition, that is not true ... but my first task is to respect the players," Klopp added.


"I had to make a decision, whether they were allowed to be pushed again ... How can this issue be dealt with given the situation in Newcastle United, who lost four players in one game to the injury, without saying: This is madness," he said.

"We play football for the fun of the fans, how many games were played on the day after Christmas, all these games in addition to TV programs were broadcast ... In all these discussions, try to think once about the players."

"Football will not continue without money, nor will it continue without players ... The problem is that the real football audience does not participate in these discussions ... If you are invited to a dialogue, I will not hesitate to participate," Klopp said.

Liverpool will play the game against Everton, without its player Nabi Keita, due to a thigh injury, but the condition of the rest of the injured is improving.

"They are all improving ... Our only problem is the rapid succession of matches," Klopp said.


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