Liverpool players start the new season in the Premier League with a visit to Fulham today from 1:30 p.m.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of England’s runners-up, was asked if we had two marathons this season given the mid-season break due to the World Cup in Qatar.
“The second part is definitely not a sprint because the first match is a continuation of December 26, and will be played until May. It’s not a sprint. I understand the question, but I don’t see a clear answer. “I have yet to hear anyone say, ‘This is a sprint and we need to prepare completely differently. We do not. We prepared for 15, 16 matches as usual.
He clearly indicates what the problem is.
“If all the players have a break, it’s not a problem, it’s good. It’s like a winter break like when I was in Germany. Four weeks, winter break. That is good and we would know how to deal with it. The rest of the players will play in the World Cup for a long time. That’s not correct. It’s all been talked about for a long time, for what everyone says are the “real reasons” and that’s it. If you reach the semi-finals as a player, you’re already exhausted, and the rest of the season for you comes in seven days. Now that I start talking about it, I’m really angry. My problem is that like everyone else, I know it’s wrong and no one is talking about something that needs to change, and it should. You can’t help but look at the top players and say, oh my god, aren’t they great. It doesn’t work that way. It’s like the climate, we all know something has to change, but no one asks what,” added the German.
Klopp pledged to organize a big meeting of all factors in football, FIFA, UEFA, federations and leagues, where the discussion about the players, as the most important part of the sport, would be in the first place.
“This World Cup is happening at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. But everything is fine,” concluded Klopp.