Jürgen Klopp: The Bossest of Bosses

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Klopp: "The situation for the clubs is different. They (Flamengo) come with a clear order to win and come back as heroes. We got told to stay at home and play the Carabao Cup."

Spot on from klopp. FA is pathetic, they have no pride that a English team won, its fucking propaganda.
Instead of helping us in the fixture list, they try to fuck us.
They can suck it and I hope we fucking disrespect the carabao cup by fielding u18 every year.
It's about time that we stood up to these fucking hooligans.
I wanted to post that quote from yesterday. :)

Imho, he clearly conveys how FA, PL, Refs and all other f****ks treat us. Whatever we are winning we are winning in spite of them. We are winning in merit.
We are fighting all the fights alone, on our own and simply conquering everything.
 

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One of Jürgen's greatest evenings as an in the game assessor of who needed to be on the pitch as the tension grew. Not putting Divock on in normal time and Lallana ahead of Milner were key decisions. In the Monterrey game, Milner had been pretty dire, and Lallana much better than most fans seemed to think.
 

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Klopp: "The situation for the clubs is different. They (Flamengo) come with a clear order to win and come back as heroes. We got told to stay at home and play the Carabao Cup."

Spot on from klopp. FA is pathetic, they have no pride that a English team won, its fucking propaganda.
Instead of helping us in the fixture list, they try to fuck us.
They can suck it and I hope we fucking disrespect the carabao cup by fielding u18 every year.
It's about time that we stood up to these fucking hooligans.
Indianscouser chill :) . I think Klopp might have helped changed that perception now, because people are taking notice and talking about it on sports radio.
 

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Klopp: "The situation for the clubs is different. They (Flamengo) come with a clear order to win and come back as heroes. We got told to stay at home and play the Carabao Cup."

Spot on from klopp. FA is pathetic, they have no pride that a English team won, its fucking propaganda.
Instead of helping us in the fixture list, they try to fuck us.
They can suck it and I hope we fucking disrespect the carabao cup by fielding u18 every year.
It's about time that we stood up to these fucking hooligans.
The FA's attitude is mirrored by the EPL as shown in stark relief by the situation described on the club website this morning.
 

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Indianscouser chill :) . I think Klopp might have helped changed that perception now, because people are taking notice and talking about it on sports radio.
Maria, I find it hypocritical, on one front they advertise equality, against racism etc.
And on the other hand they treat us indifferently.
The fact is we are winning all these matches and competitions with both our hands tied and having a 10kg backpack goes to show how mentally, physically, emotionally strong we are.
Its these kinds of indifferent treatment that put the club 20 years behind.
As an outsider (from point of view that I'm asian), I find it disgusting that people still chant murderers, openly mock unemployment and other things and get away. If even a word was uttered from our aide, we would be crucified.
I think as fans, we know we are onto something special, and its evident that they are doing their best to derail us and we should fucking expose them when we are flying high.
 

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The FA's attitude is mirrored by the EPL as shown in stark relief by the situation described on the club website this morning.
Disgusting really.
They really are jealous , incompetent and cringeworthy. I hope we wear it anyway even if it means paying a fine.
Maybe a fuck you FA fine print will also be nice.
 

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Is there life after Klopp? :D No clue what the next manager, whoever it will be, has to do to gain the same amount of love from fans and respect from opponents. Even though the PL is yet to win.
 

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The football league are in charge of the league cup, I don’t often stick up for the FA but it’s more the football league and the media than the FA on this occasion.

Then again they fucked up setting up the football calendar and the app they use for amateur football is awful and a hinderance not a help for the grassroots.
 

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The fact is we are winning all these matches and competitions with both our hands tied and having a 10kg backpack goes to show how mentally, physically, emotionally strong we are.
In a way, I see your point. However, lets not go there. You go on blue moon, recafe or indeed most forums, its the same attitude. "Everything and everyone is against us". For example, over at blue moon they believe its all corrupt and even the FA is in on it to help us win.

Probably better to rise above it. Every team feels badly treated, because we seem to remember the decisions going against us way better than the once going our way (and that true for every team).

I dont believe we are playing with any disadvantage. Neither is City, United, Chelsea or whoever. Sometimes you get decisions you shouldnt have had, and vice versa.
 

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I‘ve read this in the i-net and think it is worth reading:
Jürgen Klopp has shared a special message for Liverpool supporters around the world on Christmas Day.





I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters a very peaceful and merry Christmas, however you choose to mark this period of the year.

Liverpool Football Club is a special club, one with fans, players and staff from different backgrounds and cultures, with their own individual customs and traditions, and everyone will choose to celebrate today in their own way.

I love this. It’s something special.

Our dressing room illustrates how wonderful it is when a mix of cultures, traditions, backgrounds and beliefs all come together as colleagues, as friends, all sharing the same collective goals. Really, it is amazing to see.

For us, as for many in football, today is also a day of work at Melwood as we continue our preparations for a trip to Leicester City tomorrow. We will then head home and spend the afternoon with our families and friends before we travel tomorrow morning.

So, however you are spending today and the festive period, I wish you, your family and your loved ones nothing but a peaceful, enjoyable day. Spend the day with the people you love and enjoy their company, this is important and what I love most about this time of year.

It is, naturally, a time to briefly reflect on an incredible year for these boys, this club and, of course, our supporters.

I think you know me well enough by now, I am not a guy for looking back, not when there is work to do. But how can I ignore what we have all experienced in this year?

I have just one word for it: wow.

I am so proud of many things. Of course, firstly for everyone to have the chance to celebrate Liverpool being trophy winners once again.

For as long as I live, I will never forget that night in Madrid and the following day in Liverpool as we brought the Champions League home. I remember I once said the city would ‘explode’ when we won a trophy, but I think I even may have underestimated it a bit. Those scenes… I cannot even think of them now without getting goose bumps

That day, you made us go through every kind of emotion and when I looked people in the eye from up on that bus, it reinforced what I’ve known since October 8, 2015 – I am the luckiest man alive to be a part of this football club, a part of this special family.

That we were also able to follow the Champions League up with two more trophies, the Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as producing week after week in the Premier League, says everything about these boys.

Seriously, I could not be any prouder than I am to be the manager of these players.

I have called them the ‘mentality monsters’ at various points throughout 2019 because they keep delivering, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the odds.

Of course, this was never truer than that night against Barcelona at Anfield when they went beyond 100 per cent, they pushed themselves to their absolute maximum and then more, and delivered something special.

But let’s be clear about this: we could not have done this without you.





One of the things that made me most emotional, most happy, when we were on that bus travelling through the city in June was that we did this together. All of us, we all played a part.

Not just the players, not just my staff and certainly not just me. It was everyone who works at Melwood, everyone who works at the club and gives their all each and every day and, just as important, each and every one of you who make so many sacrifices, who make such a commitment to support us every time.

I do not have the words to explain to you properly how that makes us feel, but let me say it like this: we do not take it for granted, we appreciate it and we love it.

I will let you into a little secret, after Madrid I spent so many hours watching all the videos of our supporters on YouTube, just trying to take it all in and see all the things we might have missed while we were preparing for the game against Tottenham. It made me so proud and so happy.

We do this together and we will continue to do so in 2020, whatever that year may hold for us. For me, this is what makes us Liverpool.

Our thoughts and love, as always, are with the Hillsborough families, survivors and campaigners – and, of course, the 96 – especially at such an emotional time of year. I cannot find sufficient words to describe our respect for the dignity, determination and courage they are somehow able to find more than 30 years after the tragedy.

But what I can say with absolute certainty is that they will never be forgotten.

We continue to be inspired by the remarkable strength of Seán Cox and his family, and we were humbled to welcome them back to Anfield last month and spend a little time in their company. I hope to see them again soon.

Seán’s progress is important to all of us and I know our fans have consistently embodied the spirit of You’ll Never Walk Alone in their support for him since the shocking incident outside the stadium last April. This is no surprise.

I also want to take a moment to highlight a few things that have made me proud off the field in this year and praise the work of those who give so much back to the community here.

As with every year since I have been here, we recently made our annual visit to Alder Hey and I can say the work the staff do there is unbelievable. Really, it is world-class in supporting those brave children and families fighting life’s real battles.

While we were there, I was fortunate to meet a little boy called Kai and spend some time with him. When I was told on Christmas Eve he had been discharged from hospital and could spend Christmas at home, I was so, so happy for him and his family.



Remember Kai, the young @lfc fan who said " I love you" to Jurgen Klopp? Well, Kai was discharged not longer after #LFC's visit, meaning he's #HomeForChristmas Have a wonderful Christmas Kai, from everyone here at Alder Hey!



He was just one of many special children we met that day and I again left Alder Hey with the feeling that Liverpool has an outstanding facility it should be absolutely proud of.

My respect and admiration for everyone who works there is at the highest level it can be and I will spend a moment to think of you today.

Again, the work of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative continues to grow and grow with the help and dedication of both Liverpool and Everton supporters, who put football rivalry aside to do something good for those who are less fortunate.

Of course, we have own our own charity and programmes at the club – LFC Foundation and the Red Neighbours programme – and it is important to me that we give back what we can, however we can, so I am proud to have seen them continue to grow over the course of the year.

There are many, many more people and organisations who will dedicate their time this Christmas to helping and supporting others, including today, as well as those who will continue to work to looking after people’s health, wellbeing and safety today.

From all of us at Melwood, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

To those travelling to watch us at Leicester on Boxing Day, I wish you all a safe journey and we look forward to seeing – and hearing – you once again. The same for everyone who will be with us at Anfield on Sunday for the visit of Wolves.

And we know there will be people watching us all over the world by whatever means they can – and we love this idea of so many fans coming together to invest in our 90 minutes of football. It is something that is special, comforting and again shows the collective effort that is Liverpool Football Club.

So, however you spend today, I wish you all the very best and I’ll see you soon.

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Jürgen
 

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I‘ve read this in the i-net and think it is worth reading:
Jürgen Klopp has shared a special message for Liverpool supporters around the world on Christmas Day.





I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters a very peaceful and merry Christmas, however you choose to mark this period of the year.

Liverpool Football Club is a special club, one with fans, players and staff from different backgrounds and cultures, with their own individual customs and traditions, and everyone will choose to celebrate today in their own way.

I love this. It’s something special.

Our dressing room illustrates how wonderful it is when a mix of cultures, traditions, backgrounds and beliefs all come together as colleagues, as friends, all sharing the same collective goals. Really, it is amazing to see.

For us, as for many in football, today is also a day of work at Melwood as we continue our preparations for a trip to Leicester City tomorrow. We will then head home and spend the afternoon with our families and friends before we travel tomorrow morning.

So, however you are spending today and the festive period, I wish you, your family and your loved ones nothing but a peaceful, enjoyable day. Spend the day with the people you love and enjoy their company, this is important and what I love most about this time of year.

It is, naturally, a time to briefly reflect on an incredible year for these boys, this club and, of course, our supporters.

I think you know me well enough by now, I am not a guy for looking back, not when there is work to do. But how can I ignore what we have all experienced in this year?

I have just one word for it: wow.

I am so proud of many things. Of course, firstly for everyone to have the chance to celebrate Liverpool being trophy winners once again.

For as long as I live, I will never forget that night in Madrid and the following day in Liverpool as we brought the Champions League home. I remember I once said the city would ‘explode’ when we won a trophy, but I think I even may have underestimated it a bit. Those scenes… I cannot even think of them now without getting goose bumps

That day, you made us go through every kind of emotion and when I looked people in the eye from up on that bus, it reinforced what I’ve known since October 8, 2015 – I am the luckiest man alive to be a part of this football club, a part of this special family.

That we were also able to follow the Champions League up with two more trophies, the Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as producing week after week in the Premier League, says everything about these boys.

Seriously, I could not be any prouder than I am to be the manager of these players.

I have called them the ‘mentality monsters’ at various points throughout 2019 because they keep delivering, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the odds.

Of course, this was never truer than that night against Barcelona at Anfield when they went beyond 100 per cent, they pushed themselves to their absolute maximum and then more, and delivered something special.

But let’s be clear about this: we could not have done this without you.





One of the things that made me most emotional, most happy, when we were on that bus travelling through the city in June was that we did this together. All of us, we all played a part.

Not just the players, not just my staff and certainly not just me. It was everyone who works at Melwood, everyone who works at the club and gives their all each and every day and, just as important, each and every one of you who make so many sacrifices, who make such a commitment to support us every time.

I do not have the words to explain to you properly how that makes us feel, but let me say it like this: we do not take it for granted, we appreciate it and we love it.

I will let you into a little secret, after Madrid I spent so many hours watching all the videos of our supporters on YouTube, just trying to take it all in and see all the things we might have missed while we were preparing for the game against Tottenham. It made me so proud and so happy.

We do this together and we will continue to do so in 2020, whatever that year may hold for us. For me, this is what makes us Liverpool.

Our thoughts and love, as always, are with the Hillsborough families, survivors and campaigners – and, of course, the 96 – especially at such an emotional time of year. I cannot find sufficient words to describe our respect for the dignity, determination and courage they are somehow able to find more than 30 years after the tragedy.

But what I can say with absolute certainty is that they will never be forgotten.

We continue to be inspired by the remarkable strength of Seán Cox and his family, and we were humbled to welcome them back to Anfield last month and spend a little time in their company. I hope to see them again soon.

Seán’s progress is important to all of us and I know our fans have consistently embodied the spirit of You’ll Never Walk Alone in their support for him since the shocking incident outside the stadium last April. This is no surprise.

I also want to take a moment to highlight a few things that have made me proud off the field in this year and praise the work of those who give so much back to the community here.

As with every year since I have been here, we recently made our annual visit to Alder Hey and I can say the work the staff do there is unbelievable. Really, it is world-class in supporting those brave children and families fighting life’s real battles.

While we were there, I was fortunate to meet a little boy called Kai and spend some time with him. When I was told on Christmas Eve he had been discharged from hospital and could spend Christmas at home, I was so, so happy for him and his family.



Remember Kai, the young @lfc fan who said " I love you" to Jurgen Klopp? Well, Kai was discharged not longer after #LFC's visit, meaning he's #HomeForChristmas Have a wonderful Christmas Kai, from everyone here at Alder Hey!



He was just one of many special children we met that day and I again left Alder Hey with the feeling that Liverpool has an outstanding facility it should be absolutely proud of.

My respect and admiration for everyone who works there is at the highest level it can be and I will spend a moment to think of you today.

Again, the work of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative continues to grow and grow with the help and dedication of both Liverpool and Everton supporters, who put football rivalry aside to do something good for those who are less fortunate.

Of course, we have own our own charity and programmes at the club – LFC Foundation and the Red Neighbours programme – and it is important to me that we give back what we can, however we can, so I am proud to have seen them continue to grow over the course of the year.

There are many, many more people and organisations who will dedicate their time this Christmas to helping and supporting others, including today, as well as those who will continue to work to looking after people’s health, wellbeing and safety today.

From all of us at Melwood, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

To those travelling to watch us at Leicester on Boxing Day, I wish you all a safe journey and we look forward to seeing – and hearing – you once again. The same for everyone who will be with us at Anfield on Sunday for the visit of Wolves.

And we know there will be people watching us all over the world by whatever means they can – and we love this idea of so many fans coming together to invest in our 90 minutes of football. It is something that is special, comforting and again shows the collective effort that is Liverpool Football Club.

So, however you spend today, I wish you all the very best and I’ll see you soon.

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Jürgen
It is such a beautiful and uplifting message about compassion, tolerance and peace on earth. Jurgen deserves the Nobel peace prize.
 

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It is such a beautiful and uplifting message about compassion, tolerance and peace on earth. Jurgen deserves the Nobel peace prize.
What a legend.


Words just can’t....
I know. When you think he cannot do anymore, he exceeds our expectations!
I’m sure that he’s donating a healthy chunk of that new contract to supporting Alder Hey.
 

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I‘ve read this in the i-net and think it is worth reading:
Jürgen Klopp has shared a special message for Liverpool supporters around the world on Christmas Day.





I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters a very peaceful and merry Christmas, however you choose to mark this period of the year.

Liverpool Football Club is a special club, one with fans, players and staff from different backgrounds and cultures, with their own individual customs and traditions, and everyone will choose to celebrate today in their own way.

I love this. It’s something special.

Our dressing room illustrates how wonderful it is when a mix of cultures, traditions, backgrounds and beliefs all come together as colleagues, as friends, all sharing the same collective goals. Really, it is amazing to see.

For us, as for many in football, today is also a day of work at Melwood as we continue our preparations for a trip to Leicester City tomorrow. We will then head home and spend the afternoon with our families and friends before we travel tomorrow morning.

So, however you are spending today and the festive period, I wish you, your family and your loved ones nothing but a peaceful, enjoyable day. Spend the day with the people you love and enjoy their company, this is important and what I love most about this time of year.

It is, naturally, a time to briefly reflect on an incredible year for these boys, this club and, of course, our supporters.

I think you know me well enough by now, I am not a guy for looking back, not when there is work to do. But how can I ignore what we have all experienced in this year?

I have just one word for it: wow.

I am so proud of many things. Of course, firstly for everyone to have the chance to celebrate Liverpool being trophy winners once again.

For as long as I live, I will never forget that night in Madrid and the following day in Liverpool as we brought the Champions League home. I remember I once said the city would ‘explode’ when we won a trophy, but I think I even may have underestimated it a bit. Those scenes… I cannot even think of them now without getting goose bumps

That day, you made us go through every kind of emotion and when I looked people in the eye from up on that bus, it reinforced what I’ve known since October 8, 2015 – I am the luckiest man alive to be a part of this football club, a part of this special family.

That we were also able to follow the Champions League up with two more trophies, the Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as producing week after week in the Premier League, says everything about these boys.

Seriously, I could not be any prouder than I am to be the manager of these players.

I have called them the ‘mentality monsters’ at various points throughout 2019 because they keep delivering, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the odds.

Of course, this was never truer than that night against Barcelona at Anfield when they went beyond 100 per cent, they pushed themselves to their absolute maximum and then more, and delivered something special.

But let’s be clear about this: we could not have done this without you.





One of the things that made me most emotional, most happy, when we were on that bus travelling through the city in June was that we did this together. All of us, we all played a part.

Not just the players, not just my staff and certainly not just me. It was everyone who works at Melwood, everyone who works at the club and gives their all each and every day and, just as important, each and every one of you who make so many sacrifices, who make such a commitment to support us every time.

I do not have the words to explain to you properly how that makes us feel, but let me say it like this: we do not take it for granted, we appreciate it and we love it.

I will let you into a little secret, after Madrid I spent so many hours watching all the videos of our supporters on YouTube, just trying to take it all in and see all the things we might have missed while we were preparing for the game against Tottenham. It made me so proud and so happy.

We do this together and we will continue to do so in 2020, whatever that year may hold for us. For me, this is what makes us Liverpool.

Our thoughts and love, as always, are with the Hillsborough families, survivors and campaigners – and, of course, the 96 – especially at such an emotional time of year. I cannot find sufficient words to describe our respect for the dignity, determination and courage they are somehow able to find more than 30 years after the tragedy.

But what I can say with absolute certainty is that they will never be forgotten.

We continue to be inspired by the remarkable strength of Seán Cox and his family, and we were humbled to welcome them back to Anfield last month and spend a little time in their company. I hope to see them again soon.

Seán’s progress is important to all of us and I know our fans have consistently embodied the spirit of You’ll Never Walk Alone in their support for him since the shocking incident outside the stadium last April. This is no surprise.

I also want to take a moment to highlight a few things that have made me proud off the field in this year and praise the work of those who give so much back to the community here.

As with every year since I have been here, we recently made our annual visit to Alder Hey and I can say the work the staff do there is unbelievable. Really, it is world-class in supporting those brave children and families fighting life’s real battles.

While we were there, I was fortunate to meet a little boy called Kai and spend some time with him. When I was told on Christmas Eve he had been discharged from hospital and could spend Christmas at home, I was so, so happy for him and his family.



Remember Kai, the young @lfc fan who said " I love you" to Jurgen Klopp? Well, Kai was discharged not longer after #LFC's visit, meaning he's #HomeForChristmas Have a wonderful Christmas Kai, from everyone here at Alder Hey!



He was just one of many special children we met that day and I again left Alder Hey with the feeling that Liverpool has an outstanding facility it should be absolutely proud of.

My respect and admiration for everyone who works there is at the highest level it can be and I will spend a moment to think of you today.

Again, the work of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative continues to grow and grow with the help and dedication of both Liverpool and Everton supporters, who put football rivalry aside to do something good for those who are less fortunate.

Of course, we have own our own charity and programmes at the club – LFC Foundation and the Red Neighbours programme – and it is important to me that we give back what we can, however we can, so I am proud to have seen them continue to grow over the course of the year.

There are many, many more people and organisations who will dedicate their time this Christmas to helping and supporting others, including today, as well as those who will continue to work to looking after people’s health, wellbeing and safety today.

From all of us at Melwood, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

To those travelling to watch us at Leicester on Boxing Day, I wish you all a safe journey and we look forward to seeing – and hearing – you once again. The same for everyone who will be with us at Anfield on Sunday for the visit of Wolves.

And we know there will be people watching us all over the world by whatever means they can – and we love this idea of so many fans coming together to invest in our 90 minutes of football. It is something that is special, comforting and again shows the collective effort that is Liverpool Football Club.

So, however you spend today, I wish you all the very best and I’ll see you soon.

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Jürgen
He is such a class act. So many people in his position will have just had someone else write it and then add their name to the bottom, but you can tell that this is pure Klopp. I’m sure someone for whom English is their first language edited it, but he’s clearly taken the time to think about and compose this. Most managers wouldn’t take the time and even fewer would demonstrate this level of clear thought and insight. Forget football, Jürgen is a genuinely kind and humble man, a wonderful human being.
 

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Possibly mischievous comments from Klopp about the festive schedule. On the one hand he is admitting that it's not right to have such a small gap between fixtures and is therefore validating Pep's criticisms. However, he mentioned several sides who have exactly the same issue as City without mentioning City. Is his point to say that we're all in the same boat so Pep cannot use it as an excuse?
 

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where do you place Klopp among Liverpool legends?

for me he is up there with Shankly,
i know Paisley won a lot,
the King is the King and always will be,
and we have Gerrard,

But for me, Klopp has rejuvenated this club, in the same way Shankly has,
he has made us believers,
he has made us winners,
we hang on his every word,
he is our leader,

he has rebuilt the holy trinity

IMO, he is up there with Shankley and above all others,
and will be revered in the same way.

I hope he never leaves TBH....
 

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Came in here to post this very thing. Bobby celebrating with Jürgen after his second goal was a special moment, and tells us everything we need to know, on so many different levels. From their relationship, to how the squad approached the match last night, to the overall chemistry and culture at the club. It was a beautiful moment.
 

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Possibly mischievous comments from Klopp about the festive schedule. On the one hand he is admitting that it's not right to have such a small gap between fixtures and is therefore validating Pep's criticisms. However, he mentioned several sides who have exactly the same issue as City without mentioning City. Is his point to say that we're all in the same boat so Pep cannot use it as an excuse?
No, his point is that he agrees with Pep, he is not one for ridiculous sly digs. That would be very out of character for him and more up Mourinho's street, and it would make me some what disappointed if he made such a dig. He would fall a bit in my esteem (but he won't, since he would not do such a thing). He said the same thing last year remember.
You ought to remember that Klopp is educated as a Sports Scientist. The entire point, which many fans tend to ignore, is that recuperation for a top athlete needs so and so many hours. 48 hours is not enough restitution to give maximum effort in both games, that is science, pure and simple. It was incredibly different 20 years ago when footballers were not top athletes, today it is different, they train as top athletes in the biggest clubs and then you have to apply science as to how many hours a man and woman in a certain age group needs to recuperate between giving maximum effort, since less than optimal restitution vastly increases chances for muscle injuries. To recuperate from a very hard intense training session with interval training you need usually 4-5 days to be able to give anything like you gave in the previous session and a high intensity football match with breakneck speed is comparable.
Same logic goes for why armies on the offensives have breaks for a couple of days before they push on (if the battlefield situation allows it), since more soldiers will die and be wounded (and fight worse) from mistakes that comes from tiredness or concentration loss if the push on etc.