Jurgen Klopp yet again bemoans Liverpool’s ‘CRAZY’ festive fixture schedule and insists that playing two games in three days over Christmas period is ‘not right’
- Jurgen Klopp is once again preparing himself for a busy festive period
- The Liverpool boss regularly made his complaints with the fixture list known
- Reds have eight fixtures in December and Chelsea just after New Years Day
- Klopp reasoned that every other team do find themselves in the same position
Jurgen Klopp has once again voiced his displeasure at the hectic schedule of Premier League football over the festive period.
The Liverpool boss is staring down the barrel of eight fixtures during December, which then leads into a very tight turnaround before facing title rivals Chelsea on January 2.
For several seasons Klopp has made his opinions known at the end of the calendar year, in what is often seen as a gentle nod to the powers that be in football to ease the heavy pile up of fixtures.
Jurgen Klopp has once again voiced his displeasure at the hectic schedule of Christmas
On Friday, speaking ahead of his side facing Wolves at Molineux on Saturday, Klopp said: ‘It’s crazy, it was always crazy and will always be. Everything is fine until you reach that Christmas time.
‘[Matches on the] 26 and 28 is still not right but we have to accept that.
‘We do that and its tradition and I get there but its not getting better. We have two months ahead of us now which will be difficult to deal with.
Klopp says the heavy run of matches is ‘not right’ but says Liverpool will cope as every year
‘But the good news is that all teams have it the same,’ Klopp added.
The German factored in that his side also have European commitments to deal with and the small matter of travelling to Italy to face AC Milan despite having already qualified for the next stage of the competition, but admitted that the tough stretch of games is as ‘doable as ever.’
He added: ‘We have two games more because of champions league but the rest all the same. It’s just 95 mins every three days, super intense runs and challenges all these kind of things, really not easy but it’s doable.’
Klopp also refused to be drawn into early talk of a title race, despite his men breaking ahead at the top with Manchester City and Chelsea, with the remainder of the division struggling to keep pace.
The free-scoring Reds are flying but Klopp would not entertain talk of a title race just yet
When asked whether this could be one of the most exciting title races in recent Premier League memory, he responded: ‘Is it already a title race? I dont know.
‘It’s a very, very good highest quality league. It’s unbelievable how good you have to be to win this. If we are around there that is our target.
‘You cannot win in November, December but you can lose it maybe. I can’t see it in the moment already as a title race.’