In his recent press conference, Jurgen Klopp spoke of Fabinho’s injury update, putting the “icing on the cake” in the FA Cup final, enjoying the ride. And His frustrations with UEFA adding more games to the schedule.
Liverpool Gaffer had an interesting press conference. Here are a few key things from the manager ahead of the final at Wembley.
Fabinho Is Back.
The German manager confirmed that Fabinho will be available for the UCL final. A hamstring injury sidelined the Brazillian.
The Reds No.3 will miss the FA Cup final and the rest of the league games. But will be back for the major final against the Los Blancos. Which is vital for the Merseyside giants.
A Strong Squad for FA Cup Final
It’s Liverpool’s first FA Cup final under Klopp. The manager was quick to point out that it wasn’t for lack of desire but rather because restricted manpower dictated priority was elsewhere at the start.
Klopp pointed out how important squad depth is for such cup runs. Moreover, how he didn’t have the manpower to do this in the previous years.
But the gaffer is really happy and excited about this time. He has asked for the supporters’ to enjoy the ride despite how it ends.
Reds’ manager also praised the squad for the consistency they have shown.
Frustrations with UEFA
Pick your poison for UEFA and football’s regulatory bodies: a rise in the number of games players must play, fans missing out on tickets, and paying exorbitant fees.
Klopp’s viewpoints have long been expressed and then tossed off.
He said regarding the new Champions League format:
More games are always a bad idea, to be honest. Always a bad idea. I spoke quite frequently about that and obviously, nobody is interested! That’s OK. The reason why I’m not in such a good mood when I speak about UEFA and stuff like this is because of the Nations League. I still think that’s one of the most ridiculous ideas in the world of football because now we finish a season where players played more than 70 games easily.