england southgate mount rice kane maguire trippier

Klopp reckons England players will struggle at Euros due to heavy workload

Jurgen Klopp believes England’s players will struggle at next summer’s European Championships due to the congested nature of the fixture list this season.

Klopp has been vocal in his desire for changes to help players cope with the heavy workload of an unprecedented season, leading the calls for the reintroduction of five substitutes to help managers rotate their options.

Liverpool have been amongst the worst affected clubs with injuries this season and have seen the likes of Alisson and James Milner join an ever-increasing number of absentees over the past week, with the German once again voicing his displeasure at the lack of rest for leading players.

The rescheduling of the campaign means an unprecedented season of congestion for Premier League sides, and Klopp believes the schedule will have a negative impact on England’s hopes of success next summer.

The German has warned of potential burn-out for players ahead of Euro 2021 for the Three Lions, before calling on the authorities to permit a return to five substitutes for the remainder of the campaign.

“I’m pretty sure we will discuss it again, as all the teams have to play every three days from now and everyone will feel the difference to other seasons,” Klopp told the press ahead of his sides clash with Wolves at Anfield this weekend.

“And next summer it will become a problem for [England manager] Gareth Southgate because most of the players he wants to pick will have played three times a week all the time.

“So Gareth will get what we can give him and if we stick with three subs then he has the problem then. So it’s an FA problem, in my understanding.”

Read – Champions League Team of the Week

Read – Ranking the five best 20-year-olds in European Football right now

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments