Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on UEFA to abandon the Nations League. The Reds, who will play 63 games this season, have reached the final of every competition they participate in, including the upcoming Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday, May 28.
After the end of the club season, the Nations League will take place, with many countries playing four international matches in 10 days.
Klopp also commented on the upcoming changes in the Champions League. UEFA announced this week that clubs will play eight group stage matches instead of six from the 2024-25 season.
The Liverpool manager believes the move is nothing more than a ploy to withdraw money by the governing body. Ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea this weekend, Klopp said in his pre-match press conference (as quoted by The Liverpool Echo):
“More games is always a bad idea. I’ve talked a lot about that. Obviously no one cares, so… Okay, I don’t have time for details I’ve heard.” a little bit about it but no time to really From a point of view.”
Klopp then added:
“I want UEFA to take more money from the Champions League final and knock it out of the Nations League. That’s my personal opinion.”
The former Borussia Dortmund coach also claimed that he was in touch with UEFA president Aleksandr Ceferin, with Klopp stating:
“He talks to me via text. I say what I said, more should be for the fans. 93% of the money goes to the clubs… I replied and said OK, I don’t. I can’t be perfectly prepared for these things but I have an opinion. I don’t know enough about it.”
Klopp comments on competing for many titles with Liverpool
The Red Devils are aiming to win their first FA Cup since 2006 when they take on Chelsea in this season’s repeat League Cup final. Liverpool won the clash on penalties but Klopp admitted his side were unable to celebrate the victory to its fullest. He stated:
“We can’t celebrate Carabao because we play three days later. If we win the FA then it’s the same, three days against Southampton. We had a parade with Dortmund. It was huge. Now Now, we play Southampton instead of a possible parade.” If you can’t enjoy this season until now, I can’t help you. “
The 54-year-old added:
“When you win three or four titles, it’s clear whether you get it or not. It’s been a busy season but it never happens that the FA Cup is just an ordinary game. It’s a game. special and for some people, the biggest of their careers. We want to enjoy it and give it to our people.”
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