Jurgen Klopp already fuming about Man City vs Liverpool kick-off time

'We won so no-one can say I’m moaning but...'

Jurgen Klopp already fuming about Man City vs Liverpool kick-off time
Toulouse FC v Liverpool FC: Group E - UEFA Europa League 2023/24
Jurgen Klopp often has issues with scheduling (Picture: Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp is already frustrated with Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City coming at 12.30pm immediately after the international break, criticising those who make the scheduling decisions in the Premier League.

The Reds comfortably beat Brentford 3-0 on Sunday thanks to a brace from Mohamed Salah and a third from Diogo Jota.

With Manchester City drawing with Chelsea later in the day, in a 4-4 epic, the champions are top of the Premier League table but only one point ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal.

The clash between City and the Reds on 25 November is a huge one, but Klopp is not happy that it is being played at the earliest possible time after the international break.

‘The boys responded sensationally well, but now they all go and when we come back we can only train once before we play Man City,’ Klopp said after his team downed the Bees.

‘We won so no-one can say I’m moaning but how can you put a game like this on Saturday at 12.30pm? Honestly, the people making these decisions, they cannot feel football, it is just not possible.

‘If that is the moment where the world pays the most to see a football game then nobody has to tell us. I don’t know if that is the case or not, I really don’t know.

‘You have these two teams who have altogether probably 30 international players.

‘They all come back on the same plane by the way, all the South American players. They all fly back (together), we put them on the plane from Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia. One plane and they arrive here. It’s mad. But we just have to make sure we are ready.’

MORE : Manchester City ‘a level above’ but Liverpool their closest challengers, reckons Jamie Carragher

MORE : Pep Guardiola experiences managerial first in Manchester City’s wild draw at Chelsea

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.