Annoyed to count the injured since the start of the season, Jürgen Klopp is once again stepping up to the plate and wishes, for the sake of his players, an adjustment of the rules on the part of the League.
Jürgen Klopp is worried that his infirmary has been filling up match after match since the start of the season. He denounces the conditions in the Premier League. Whether it is the calendar, the broadcasters or the rule of the five changes, the English league is sticking to its positions. The coach of the Reds confided in Daily Mail on what he considers to be aberrations. Even if Liverpool FC is not the only club affected by its conditions, the fact remains that the Reds, supported body and soul by their German coach, must compose without half of their holders, injured. Some even spoke of a season ended for the pillar of the defense of the Reds, Virgil Van Dijk. Fortunately, this Friday, the Dutch defender reported to the Daily Mail that he was currently in the rehabilitation phase, a period that would be shorter than expected. Finally, encouraging news for Jürgen Klopp.
Only, like many coaches in England, Klopp asks for a reaction from the League, in particular on the rule of three changes still unchanged as well as on the calendar: ” We fought for a winter break in normal season. One week after the most intense period of the season. A week where you don’t have to think about football, or train, or get up in the morning and ask yourself, ‘How am I going to play tonight? We fought so hard to be a week younger. But it’s not a normal season. It is now a shorter four-week season but with the same number of matches. It is a very special time, not only for football but for the whole world. We all have to dig and fight hard to get there. In football, it’s like that. It looks like the whole world has changed, but the two things that have stayed the same are the Premier League schedule and the three changes. “
“For the players”
The other championships have done it. The English D2, D3 and D4 adopted this rule during the week, only the Premier League sticks to its positions and refuses the clubs the authorization of the five changes. Used to fighting to defend his players, the German coach also knows he is supported by other coaches working in the Premier League. He then denounces the urgency to react, not for the clubs but for the players: “Before the season, some people thought it would be an advantage for us. But it was never about having an advantage. All the other countries have done it. In Italy, Juventus, Inter Milan, they have the biggest teams, but the other clubs still said: “We need five changes. “(…) Yesterday, six managers changed their minds. We need it. For players, not for clubs. The months of December and January in the normal season are brutal. “
His main concern is the good recovery of his players and when asked about the objectives of the season and the possibility of winning the title, Klopp’s response, disillusioned, is realistic: ” Sorry to say that but I don’t care right now. It doesn’t seem possible for someone to get 100 or more points. In this season? Four weeks shorter? Same amount of matches? I do not think it is possible. Even 87 points, it appears so far away ”. It will be understood, in this complicated period, coaches from all over the planet are racking their brains in order to field a team as consistent as possible. Only in the most physical reputed championship, if no adjustments are made, few players will end the season standing.
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