Foot­ball - Klopp voices anger at hol­i­day fix­ture con­ges­tion

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Liver­pool man­ager Juer­gen Klopp has ex­pressed his frus­tra­tion at his team hav­ing to play two Premier League matches in­side 48 hours over the hol­i­day pe­riod, sug­gest­ing such fix­ture con­ges­tion is to blame for Eng­land’s poor re­sults at ma­jor tour­na­ments. Liver­pool is sched­uled to play Manch­ester City at 5.30 pm lo­cal time on 31 De­cem­ber and then Sun­der­land away at 3 pm on 2 Jan­uary. Klopp said he “can­not be­lieve” the sched­ule, adding at a news con­fer­ence: “Fortyeight hours be­tween two games — how does this work? And then you will sit there and say, ‘You didn’t per­form too well, how did this hap­pen?’ or ‘In­juries. Oh?’” Eng­land is the only big league in Europe not to have a win­ter break.

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