Jurgen Klopp Sympathizes with Jose Mourinho Regarding Fixture Congestion



After tomorrow’s clash with Middlesbrough, Manchester United will be off for 11 days. They could certainly use the rest as the early Sunday fixture will be their third match (and in three different competitions too) this week. The first half of March has been action packed for United, with a loaded on schedule on short turnarounds.

It also comes on the heels of a fixture congested February. It’s prompted United Manager Jose Mourinho to lash out at the governing bodies who determine the schedule not once, but twice this week.

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp feels his pain. Liverpool had a similarly overloaded January, but Jurgen Klopp specifically brought attention to the furor he had last April when Liverpool had to play at Swansea City at noon after arriving back from the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Villarreal at 4 am.

While the teams may be arch-rivals, they have solidarity in dealing with end of the season schedule pile up

‘It is all about using the experience you have and when you think of experience I heard what Jose Mourinho said and what the pundits think about it,’ said Klopp.

‘Last season we had the same experience. It was really hard. We played Villarreal and then Swansea at 12. If you want to help you should not do that. I know it is contracted, but 12 or 4 pm? Don’t play then. “

‘Don’t make it more difficult than it should be. We thought the same. We thought it was really hard. That was an experience.’


As Mourinho pointed out, United got a very late start Thursday night, and they have the earliest slot on Sunday. Even moving the game to Sunday night would have helped, but Monday night would have been optimal.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times and NBC Chicago.com, contributes to Chicago Tribune.comBoldWGN CLTV and KOZN

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  1. No no no

  2. my self i love the player styles.He is a world classic

  3. Man u news

  4. terry g gabi says:

    abeg may you not sell smallin van gaal just live him becuse he is proving if sell him now letter you we cray thank

  5. Rojo he is the best

  6. danlakolee says:

    as for me,rojo is the most confident defender i have ever see,now smalling is copy him,so dats great i love it

  7. Adima Frederick Koontz says:

    Utd z gathering pace, plz van gal do us evrythng 2 bring strootman in jan n blind bak 2 defence, we wil b complete, neva let go ov mata n herrera


  9. I love united Rojo is the best for now

  10. Lamin Turay

  11. Pls LVG I want u to start falcao from first half against southounton bcos we really need dat point to go. 3rd in de table@tanx fro a work well done so far.

  12. Luis van gaal, thanks in advanced. I really you to bring in Lucas Silva. says:

    we are united.

  13. we have no option but to start falcao against southumpton if we are to win

  14. Pls start with falcao next match

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