Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has sympathy for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a fixture change sees them playing four games in eight days.
Last weekend’s clash with Liverpool was postponed after protests took place at Old Trafford, meaning the Premier League had to switch up the schedule. It’s not good news for the team but Solskjaer will have to rotate which means the likes of Donny van de Beek could get more minutes under his belt.
United’s challenging run of fixtures begins with Sunday’s 2.05pm kick-off away to Aston Villa, then hosting Leicester at 6pm on Tuesday before an 8.15 kick-off versus Liverpool two days later. The Reds then have the weekend off.
Solskjaer is understandably unhappy about the situation and Klopp has offered his sympathy to the Norwegian but admitted there was nothing anyone could do about it.
“We were informed about the process, but nothing to do with it really,” Klopp said at a press conference, as per Sky Sports. “Yes, I feel sympathy for him [Solskjaer], it’s not how it should be.
“But it’s not good for us as well, to be honest. I would’ve preferred to play the game last week. Now we have five games in the last two weeks so that’s not really cool as well.
“But that’s how it is. Nothing to complain about or whatever, it’s just the situation.”
Liverpool play Southampton tomorrow and they run the risk of missing out on Champions League football.