Raucous Klopp Hits Out At Broadcasters Over Fixture Congestion: Klopp spared no expense as he ripped the broadcasters into shred.
Ever since the 2020-21 season of the Premier League made a foray into the fraternity, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp has made his displeasure over the tedious and rigorous fixture schedule clearly known.
What has really left his exasperated though is the blatant lack of help from the FA and the league’s governing council. A refusal to reintroduce the five substitutes rule has been taken to kindly either by the Liverpool manager with the move touted as senseless by him on a slew of occasions.
Riddled with injuries, Liverpool were handed another massive blow after Naby Keita was diagnosed with a hamstring issue during the club’s 3-0 routing of Leicester City. The massive setback only added fuel to Klopp’s lingering anger with him swiping at the broadcasters after the culmination of Liverpool’s fixture.
Klopp Left Perplexed With The Hectic Fixture Pile
“It’s not only about us,” he said. “It’s about all the players, England players, players who play next summer in the European Championships.
“Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30, I’m not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players. All the top six or seven. But I know you don’t care.
“It’s really difficult for the players, that’s what is difficult. The rest is just a decision on a desk in an office. That sounds not difficult for me.
“People tell us to rotate – who? We have offensive players to rotate, yes, the rest are kids.”
“Stop talking and start making decisions,” Klopp said.
Klopp Once Again Takes A Swing At The FA
“If somebody tells me again about contracts I’ll go really nuts. Contracts are not made for a Covid season. We all have to adapt. You adapt, we adapt, you’re standing here with a facemask – we adapt to the situation. So everything changed.
“But the contract with the broadcasters is: “No, we said we have this, so we keep this.” Everything changed, the whole world changed,” Klopp added.
Klopp Vocal Advocate For the Five Substitute Rule
Klopp had earlier this week revealed details for an informal meeting between the Premier League managers. Divulging what had transpired, Klopp said that all the managers had backed the need for the rule with a 15-5 vote in favour of once again inducting the rule for this season.