Jürgen Klopp says he will finally stop whining about Liverpool’s overloaded game plan because it is “a waste of time” and “doesn’t seem to be helping”.
The Liverpool boss was furious with the dates and kick-off times his squad has received over the past few weeks and has voiced his frustration on Sky Sports and BT Sport more than once.
When asked how he felt about Liverpool receiving two very brief turnarounds when the December games were confirmed on Thursday, Klopp resigned himself to keeping things the same.
Jürgen Klopp has admitted that his complaints about the overloading of the devices are a “waste of time”.
The Reds have to play five times in 14 days in December, with just two games at Anfield
LIVERPOOL’s busy launch begins in December
Wolves (H) – Sunday, December 6th, 7.15pm
FC Midtjylland (A) – Wednesday, December 9th, 5:55 p.m.
Fulham (A) – Sunday, December 13th – 4.30pm
Tottenham (H) – Wednesday, December 16 – 8 p.m.
Crystal Palace (A) – Saturday, December – 12.30 p.m.
In his press conference on Friday before a noon trip to Brighton on Saturday, the German said: “My thoughts are clear.
“Whatever I said doesn’t seem to be helping, so I’ll stop talking about it. It does not change anything. It’s a waste of time. ‘
When asked if there was anything he could do to change the situation, Klopp added, “The last thing I want to do is create a headline.
“I talk about these things in general because it’s a general problem.
‘At this moment we’re playing in 25 hours, that’s not my problem. I have no answer, we are not involved in these decisions. ‘
After Klopp beat Atalanta 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, he described the decision to schedule the weekend game with Brighton at 12.30 on Saturday as a “crime”.
In an interview with BT Sport, who will show the duel live at The Amex, Klopp said: “I’m afraid to say, but I think it could not only happen to us but to other teams as well.
“You (BT Sport), my special friends, ask us to leave at 12.30pm on Saturday, which is almost a crime to be honest. It has nothing to do with today’s game, but congratulations on it.
“My only interest at the moment is that I get a thumbs up, nobody hurt, let’s recover immediately. We take it.
Klopp is unhappy with the game plan but says his complaints don’t seem to be helping
Two goals in the second half resulted in a rare loss to Atalanta
“The guys are really completely disappointed, frustrated, but we don’t have time for that, to be honest. It’s all about getting fresh legs asap and walking again, that’s it. ‘
The Reds manager is unlikely to like the latest televisions as his side faces a similarly brief turnaround in early December.
Liverpool’s home game against the Wolves has been selected for coverage by Sky, which means they will now play at 7.15pm on Sunday 6 December.
The Reds will then travel to Norway to face FC Midtjylland on Wednesday 9 December with an early kick-off time of 5:55 p.m.
Klopp’s side will be back in action in Fulham on Sunday, December 13th at 4:30 p.m. and will see a quick turnaround for a duel with Tottenham at the top of the table on Wednesday, December 16, in Anfield at 8:00 p.m. .
After this big game, it’s off to Selhurst Park on Saturday, December 19th at 12.30pm.
The German manager described this week’s schedule for the Brighton game as a “crime”.
Prior to his midweek breakout at BT Sport, Klopp targeted Sky after Liverpool’s win over Leicester on Sunday night.
In his post-game interview with Geoff Shreeves, Klopp accused the broadcasters of neglecting the players’ welfare and urged them to find a solution to the tight schedule.
Klopp said: “It was never about us when I talked about it. It’s about all the players, English players, players who will be playing in the European Championships next summer.
“But if you (Sky) don’t start talking to BT we’re all done. Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing on Wednesday and then on Saturday (at 12:30 p.m.) I’m not sure we will end the season with 11 players – all of the top 7.
“But I know you (the broadcasters) don’t care, and that’s the problem.”
Liverpool have suffered a number of injuries this season. Naby Keita is the youngest player to have been hit last weekend.
Klopp called on BT and Sky Sports to find a solution for kick-off times last weekend
Naby Keita is the youngest in a long line of injuries to the Premier League champions
Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also injured
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also paused.
Klopp is one of the managers campaigning for the reintroduction of five substitutes who have served in the lower divisions of English football and in the top flights of other European leagues.
However, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho told Klopp there was no solution other than adapting to the demands of the Premier League.
“Klopp arrived by 2015,” Mourinho said earlier this week. “I arrived in 2004, so what he knows about 2015, I’ve known since 2004. And nothing changes. We have to adjust to it and that’s how it is. ‘