Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has blasted the Premier League over their scheduling for teams participating in the Champions League.
The German had questioned the league why they had to move the Man City v West Ham game last weekend to lunchtime despite playing against Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
“I think everybody would agree that if you play Tuesday night, you can play the Saturday 12:30 pm game, but somehow the Premier League never realises that.
“They always put in the Wednesday night game, like last Saturday, Man City had to play this game – I can’t believe it. We are obviously not friends, we play against each other and fight against each other, but how is that possible?
“Maybe I’m too dumb. Richard Masters and all the others have all said it before; ‘come on, that’s how it is. They just aren’t bothered, I don’t understand why,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over FC Midtjylland.
The defending champions return to league action on Saturday evening hoping to top the league; the Reds currently level on points with rivals Everton at the summit.
Jurgen Klopp reacted to Van Dijk’s injury by telling his players they couldn’t allow one painful setback to define their season. He reminded them of the array of quality still standing and reaffirmed his belief in them. #awlfc [@JamesPearceLFC] pic.twitter.com/eB0Eh617lz— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 28, 2020