On the eve of facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley (5.45 pm) on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp went beyond the main theme to address a new tackle in the League of Nations, a competition that allows its players to play more Forced to play more matches. during the year.
Already in October 2018, he called the Nations League “the most absurd competition in the world of football”. Three and a half years later, and despite the sporting and popular success of the European tournament won by France last October, Jurgen Klopp still doesn’t budge.
In fairly similar terms, this time expressed after a text message conversation with UEFA boss Alexander Ceferin. The pair previously exchanged the lack of tickets given to Liverpool and Real Madrid fans for the Champions League final. Before the conversation on the German coach’s “favourite” topic, and on a competition that adds fatigue to his players. “No more playing and still a bad idea,” he said.
“I would like UEFA to take more money from the Champions League final”
“The Nations League is one of the most ridiculous ideas in the football world. Players have played over 70 games and we continue with the Nations League (after the end of the season), Klopp regretted at Friday’s press conference. , on the eve of the FA Cup final against Chelsea (5:45 PM) Four, five, six games with the national teams… I would prefer UEFA to take more money from the FA Cup Final Champions League and get rid of the League of Nations “
This season, the competition will begin with an advanced group stage (from 2 June to 27 September next year) due to the 2022 World Cup, before a final stage in June 2023. In the current Liverpool squad, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson (Eng), Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands), Andrew Robertson (Scotland), Diogo Jota (Portugal), Caoimhin Kelleher (Ireland), even Thiago Alcantara (Spain) and Divock Origi (Belgium) are likely to participate.