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“We Cannot Carry on Like This” – Klopp on Fixture Congestion

Jürgen Kloppb have said his side cannot continue to have tight schedules and fixtures after it was decided his Liverpool side will play two games in two days in December.

The Reds manger who said that club could not continue with the tight fixture further said that a solution needs to be found to help reduce his teams stress

“we cannot carry on like this”

“We have to find solutions,” said Klopp. “The problems are obvious.

“Every year we do the same again. Some find it funny – ‘five games in three days – let’s see how it works out’.”

The Reds face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on 17 December before playing the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar the next day.

From 23 November to 2 January, Liverpool face a testing period of 12 games in 37 days in four competitions – the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and Club World Cup – with an FA Cup third-round tie still to be determined in the first week of 2020.

On Friday, Klopp had ruled out the possibility of fielding two different Liverpool sides in two competitions in two continents, but a club statement on Tuesday said although it was “not an ideal scenario” the outcome was reached in the “best interests of the competition”.

The EFL confirmed the date for the last-eight tie against Villa would be kept following a “request from the club”.

Speaking after goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earned the Reds a 2-1 Champions League victory over Genk at Anfield, Klopp said: “Do we want to be in trouble with Fifa or the EFL? Probably not and we respect the competitions.

“The Carabao Cup makes it sound like we don’t want to play in it.

“That is not true, but I don’t understand two games in the semi-final. I don’t like that in a busy period of the season.

“You only play the Club World Cup if you win the Champions League, and that does not happen in your life five million times so you take that opportunity. Is it the best time of the year? Nope. We will go there, we will try to play all the games with all that we have.”


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