Aug 05, 2022
Fuming Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp compares fixture pile-up to climate crisis as players face outrageous 76-game season
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FUMING Jurgen Klopp has compared football’s congested fixture list to the climate crisis.
The Liverpool manager, whose team travel to Fulham today, claims there is not enough being done to tackle this massive issue.1Liverpool chief Jurgen Klopp claims the problem of players returning exhausted from the World cup has not been properly addressedCredit: Rex
A Premier League star who plays in every competition domestically, in Europe and internationally could appear in up to 76 matches this season.
And Klopp is raging the Prem stops on the weekend of November 12 for the World Cup — and then starts again on December 26.
The German said: “Everyone knows it is not right. Something has to change.
“It is like with the climate. We all know we have to change but nobody is saying what we have to do. If you go to the final of the World Cup, win or lose, there will be seven games.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTHAMES TEST Fulham vs Liverpool: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time
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“And then there will also be a third-placed game. And the league starts a week later.
“It is just not OK — but it was decided long ago. Everyone says it is for the right reasons...
“I was not angry at all before I came here — but then we start talking about it and I get really angry.
“Why don’t we just talk about it and do it properly.Most read in SportMALL SCARE NASCAR champion and family escape safely after being caught up in mall shootingSUDDEN PASSING What to know about Mike Hazen's wife, Nicole, and her cause of deathSHOCK LOSS Wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager dies at 45 after rare cancer battlePAY-PER-BOO Boxing fans stunned as DAZN's PPV price for KSI against Wassabi is revealed
“Let’s say, ‘Ladies and gentleman, Fifa, Uefa, the Premier League and the FA, let’s start talking to each other about this issue’.
“There must be one meeting where they all sit together and the only subject is the most important part of this game — the players.
“Some managers will talk about it from time to time but all the rest have their own interests and that does not make it easy.
“This World Cup happens at the wrong moment for the wrong reasons — but everything is fine.”
Among the Liverpool stars due to take part in November’s World Cup in Qatar — which was moved from this summer due to the heat — are Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander- Arnold and Jordan Henderson.
Klopp, meanwhile, already started moaning about fixtures last week.
The German complained about the scheduling of last Saturday’s Community Shield — which they won 3-1 against bitter rivals Manchester City — and insisted that he had not been given enough time to prepare.
Bizarrely, Liverpool will face Aston Villa in a behind-closed-doors friendly tomorrow — a day after their season has already started.
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Liverpool ‘pull out of race to sign Matheus Nunes’ despite injury woes with Wolves set for £51m transfer for midfielder
LIVERPOOL have pulled out of the race to sign Matheus Nunes, according to reports.
And that looks set to pave the way for Wolves to seal a £51million transfer for the midfielder.1Matheus Nunes, left, is not going to Liverpool but could join WolvesCredit: EPA
The Reds were heavily linked with the Sporting Lisbon star amid their injury woes.
Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones are all currently sidelined for Jurgen Klopp.
But the Daily Mail report Jurgen Klopp is no longer pursuing Nunes.
Now Bruno Lage will try and convince the 23-year-old star to choose Molineux after he impressed against the Premier League side in pre-season.READ MORE TRANSFER STORIESTRANSFER NEWS Goncalo Ramos to Newcastle, Man Utd and Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong battle
However, it is said Wolves "doesn't appeal" to him just yet.
The eight-cap Portugal international - also linked with Chelsea and Leeds this summer - has a £51m release clause in his contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade which runs until 2026.
Nunes joined Sporting in 2019 and has racked up 100 appearances for the club, chipping in with seven goals.
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The ace shone in the Champions League last season, impressing Pep Guardiola in the match against Manchester City - despite the 5-0 defeat for Nunes and Sporting.
Guardiola said: "I would say that Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today."
Wolves have made the loan of Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig while Nathan Collins and Goncalo Guedes have also moved to the Black Country this summer.
Lage's side host Fulham on Saturday - with the travelling Cottagers fans facing a headache to get back to London afterwards due to strikes.