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Jurgen Klopp Labelled As A “Numpty” After Comments On Liverpool Postponement

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Jurgen Klopp Labelled As A “Numpty” After Comments On Liverpool Postponement

Jurgen Klopp is clearly not a fan of the hectic festive fixture schedule, with clubs often having to play two matches in the space of three days at the tail end of the year.

The Liverpool boss is a well-known critic of cramming in too many matches between Boxing Day and the New Year, but those comments have not gone down well with two well-known radio pundits.

Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist were debating the German's comments on talkSPORT, and the pair agreed that he has one of the best squads to cope with such a demanding schedule.

Brazil said: "The word you are missing Jurgen is 'tradition'. Stop changing it you numpty!

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"With the benefits of the squad he's got and the size he's got... for God's sake."

McCoist added: "I know what he's saying, but we've been doing it for years. It is part and parcel of British footballing culture.

"That's what we do. Just get on with it!

"I know he wants another 24 hours and his physio and medical staff will be saying stuff, of course they will. But he's better off than anybody else, in terms of the squad he's got.

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"I can understand what he's saying. However, you can't beat a bit of tradition. The old British football over the festive period. Games flying at us left, right and centre. You can't beat it."

PA: Jurgen Klopp
PA: Jurgen Klopp

Klopp got his wish not to play two games in three days, albeit not in the circumstances he would've liked, after a Covid-19 outbreak at Leeds United resulted in the Reds' Boxing Day clash with Marcelo Bielsa's side being postponed.

It is one of two Boxing Day matches postponed, with the game between Wolves and Watford also called off due to a number of positive results among the Hornets players.

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Liverpool's next scheduled match is now next Tuesday when they face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Topics: Liverpool, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp

James Hilsum
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