Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has lashed out at television broadcasters in England on Sunday. The German denounces the schedule in the Premier League and believes that the broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport do not protect the players.
‘We all have to adapt’
“If we continue the program like this, I am not sure we will end the season with eleven players,” said an exasperated Klopp after the top match won against Leicester City (3-0) for the camera of Sky Sports.
Liverpool is popular and therefore often has less rest than other clubs. ‘The Reds’ played the late game on Sunday, will take on Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday evening and will meet Brighton & Hove Albion again on Saturday at 1.30 p.m. That is three duels in less than six days.
“I know you don’t care,” Klopp continued. “We’ve talked about this so many times, but nothing has happened. Everyone tells me it’s difficult, but it’s just hard for the players. The rest is just a decision on a desk in an office.”
Klopp fears his infirmary is getting more crowded than it already is. Liverpool will have to do without the long-term injured Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the coming period.
“When someone starts talking about contracts again, I really go nuts because due contracts aren’t made for a corona season. We all have to adjust,” said Klopp, who then turned to the reporter of Sky Sports.
“You stand here with a face maker. Did you think a year ago that you would go somewhere with a face mask? That’s the situation. Everything has changed, but the contract with the television broadcasters is still the same. You can’t.”
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