Jurgen Klopp lashes out at Liverpool’s fixture schedule

    Liverpool face-off Burnley at Anfield on Sunday early afternoon, after which have less than 72 hours to prepare for their midweek’s commitments in the Champions League

    The Merseysiders manager Jurgen Klopp has gone public to express his frustration with the Premier League fixture schedule ahead of the Reds trip to Germany for their massive Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

    Faced with a sudden drop-off in form, the former Borussia Dortmund boss is desperate to see his team returning to winning ways as soon as possible.

    However, the 5-time Champions League winners are handed a short resting period, which seems to be bothering Klopp.

    The German tactician has spoken of his displeasure with Liverpool’s hectic schedule in the build-up to their second leg encounter with the Bavarians.

    “I don’t think anyone at the Premier League thinks about that. It is not interesting to them,” Klopp said.

    “Of course there is a difference between playing on a Saturday or Sunday. If we had three days, we would do recovery on Sunday morning, Monday you can have a little session, Tuesday a proper session and Wednesday you play.

    “Now it’s Sunday, so Monday is recovery and Tuesday is some kind of session. You usually train in the stadium so you can do nothing, shake your legs a bit. It’s a different situation.

    “People think we are looking for excuses, we don’t. We accept how it is but somebody else has to think about it. Somebody else who makes decisions.

    “I don’t know exactly why we play Burnley at 12 o’ clock on Sunday and not Saturday at 3 pm. Ask BT (who are showing the game live).”

    Sitting four points adrift of top-placed Manchester City, Klopp’s men have to pull off a triumph on Sunday to preserve their hopes of overthrowing the Citizens alive.

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