Jurgen Klopp said it would be impossible for Liverpool to complete the entire festive program after the “appropriate punch” that the coronavirus gave to professional football.
Thiago Alcantara missed a Liverpool 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham on Sunday because he was suspected of having a positive coronavirus test.
Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk also abstained after returning suspicious positive results before defeating Newcastle United in the middle of the week.
Tyler Morton was handed the start of his first Premier League midfield in a Spurs match and starred with James Milner and Naby Keita.
The Liverpool match is one of the four Premier League matches allowed to take place this weekend, and the other six matches have been postponed due to cases of coronavirus between the teams involved. ..
In fact, the Spurs have resumed their activities for the first time since defeating Norwich City on December 5, after the outbreak of COVID-19 at the camp.
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Liverpool will face the EFL Cup quarterfinals against Leicester City on Wednesday, and the Premier League will face Leeds United and Fox on December 26th and 28th, respectively.
However, Klopp wants authorities to intervene and consider postponing or canceling some games.
“We are playing now Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s impossible. There are no players.
“There may be one or two different cases. We have to think about it, we can’t push it all through.
“First, take the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinals. You only have to play once. You can play anywhere.
“December 26th and 28th aren’t really possible. You may get up tomorrow morning and just not play [due to more cases].. I want to play, but I need help. If you continue, you will not be able to continue normally. “
As things get worse and virus cases continue to emerge, a meeting will be held on Monday with Premier League clubs in attendance.
“The big thing we all have to talk about is whether we can continue. Do we continue as usual? We need the help of our schedule,” Klopp said.
“It’s okay if you don’t play anymore and have a break. But I know the problem. When do you want to play the game? It’s not that easy to fit them together.
“I said I was a little busy before the coronavirus, but people couldn’t play enough football. Now it gives us the right punch and that you can’t continue this way. Tell you, and we have to think about what we do. “
– Soccer Sports
Liverpool boss Klopp asks for help when coronavirus hits football with a “proper punch”
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