FilGoal | News | Club conference: We don’t have time to rest, City got two weeks … and the Leipzig crisis is not within my job


Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp believes Manchester City has enjoyed a more rest period than the Reds, given the pressure of matches in the English Premier League.

Liverpool is preparing to face Manchester City at Anfield in the top of the 23rd round of the English Premier League.

Klopp said at the press conference: “We need to play football, train and recover and not have any time to rest. Manchester City got two weeks off due to the Corona virus, it is a difficult year, some teams are suffering less, but for us it is difficult.”

Manchester City did not play any game for a week due to the postponement of the Everton match, to increase the number of people infected with Corona virus in its ranks.

The Citizens played a game on December 26 against Newcastle and returned to play against Chelsea on January 3, 2021.

“After two matches in London, we faced Brighton, and we were neither prepared nor fit enough for the match,” he added.

He continued, “We will try hard to compete 100% for the title in light of the difficult and difficult season, and we will start from Sunday.”

On the condition of the injured: “Alison feels better. Mane and Fabinho will take part in the training, we will see later how ready they are to face Manchester City.”

He praised the performance of Ilkai Gundogan, the City midfielder, who had previously played under the German leadership for Borussia Dortmund. “Gundogan was one of the best players I coached, in the 2011-2012 season he was exceptional, he was very similar to his current form. Then he suffered injuries. I am not surprised by his form,” he said.

Klopp touched on the position of facing Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League, which is threatened with not residency: “It is not practical, we have people working with the European Union and Leipzig to find a solution where we will play the game, injuries in England with cases and commitment, I think it is reasonable to be exempt.”

Germany has banned travelers from several countries, including the United Kingdom, in light of the severe outbreak of the Coronavirus.

“We know that there is another pressure, but we are already in a medical bubble and we can feel the possibility of playing against Leipzig without problems, but the rules are the rules,” he added.


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