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Jurgen Klopp asks for a better football schedule

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the current football schedule is very bad, and he wishes it would change.

Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League title at the end of the 2018-2019 football season.

But the Reds campaign was not over yet, as some players like Sadio Mane took part of the Africa Cup of Nations too, going all the way to the final.

Which means he won’t be ready for the start of the 2019-2020 season.

And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes the schedule could be better.

“We sit here and it sounds like I am having a moan or whatever. It is just the situation, in the long-term, is not acceptable,” Klopp said to Goal.

“It looks like nobody can imagine a week without football in the year. When did that happen? A game again, a game again.”

“It is difficult, difficult for the boys. Everything will be fine this season. But in the long-term? We have to change it,” he added.

“There must be breaks. Come on, let them go. Be brave. Don’t treat every game like it is the last of a decade.”

The manager explained: “Sadio Mane’s season after he played the [Afcon] final, will be 13 months. A 13-month season, that is how it is.”

“Ask him how much holiday he has had. He’s played pretty much every game for Senegal. He’s played each game for us. Every international break, he is away. Ask him.”

“The pressure is everywhere. We need to calm this down. We need proper breaks, then you will get world-class performances,” he commented.

“Then you can enjoy these boys in the long-term and it will be easier for the younger ones to come through.”