Liverpool will play against Atlanta tonight for their UEFA Champions League clash. However, they are also set to play against their Premier League rival Brighton this Saturday. And for that, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticized the British broadcasters for their improper match schedule. The Reds boss said that the organizers never thought about the player’s welfare while making the schedule.
Liverpool is now in great trouble due to the player shortage. The squad is already suffering from repeated injury problems. Besides, Naby Keita suffered a significant injury and forced to be sidelined during their encounter with Leicester City this Sunday. Liverpool manager gets angry while talking about his concerns about the physical situation of the Reds players.
Jurgen Klopp lashed out at British broadcasters for their alleged improper schedule during the pandemic
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While talking about the upcoming schedule, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports, “It was never about us when I talked about it, it was about all the players. If you don’t start talking to BT [Sport] we are all done.” He further added, “Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing on Wednesday and Saturday [at] 12:30, I’m not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players.”
Jurgen Klopp said, “I know you [the broadcasters] don’t care and that’s the problem. We’ve discussed it for a long time and nothing’s happened.” He then also said, “I don’t talk about Liverpool, I talk about all the football players out there. Yesterday, [Gerard] Pique massive knee injury. Today, [Bukayo] Saka, maybe, I’m not sure, a knee injury – he played all three games for England during the international break.”
Jurgen Klopp talking about improper schedule
The Liverpool manager said, “Now people tell us to rotate players but who? We have some offensive players but the rest are kids.” He then said, “It’s a massive problem. Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 is a broadcaster problem and nothing else. We play against Atalanta on Wednesday and then 12:30 [Saturday] against Brighton. It’s an early Christmas present. We will show up there shaking. I think about sending the points. That’s how it is.”
The Reds manager said, “Gentlemen, start talking and making decisions. I like the relationship with you. If someone tells me again about contracts I’ll go really nuts. Because these contracts aren’t made for a Covid season.” He then added, “We all have to adapt. Everything’s changed, but the contracts with the broadcasters are still: ‘We have this, so we keep this’. What? Everything changed, the whole world changed!”