It’s fair to say Jurgen Klopp is not a fan of the newly-created UEFA Nations League.
Liverpool’s German manager was again voicing his displeasure at how the new international schedule is taking its toll on the best players.
“You don’t want to see Anthony Joshua fighting every second night,” he told the press ahead of his sides game against Huddersfield tomorrow.
”That’s not possible. In no other sports – in American football, you have a summer break that is nearly longer than our season has, a real, proper break.
“In Basketball, they have a summer league. Only in football, everyone wants big competitions where you can get relegated, promoted, playing for something.
“At one point we have to think do we want opera every night? Or every two months.
“I like competition but at one point somebody has to step back and think they are players, how can we make sure they perform?”
“The Nations League is a good idea but do it in another sport because in football there is no space for it. I realise that I could have told my coffee machine because nobody is really interested in [my opinion].”
Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane, all returned to Melwood with new injuries after this international break.