Some scheduling defies frequent sense – Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold slams fixturing
Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold hit out on the Premier League fixturing, saying a few of it “defies frequent sense”.
Jurgen Klopp, supervisor of the Premier League champions, has been crucial of the scheduling amid a busy run of video games for golf equipment.
Three days after dropping to Atalanta within the Champions League, Liverpool will go to Brighton and Hove Albion within the early kick-off on Saturday.
Alexander-Arnold, who’s sidelined with a calf harm, was additionally crucial of the scheduling, saying change was wanted.
“At a time after we’ve had a three-month lockdown, coming again and never with the ability to get totally match as we wish to and having to play the rest of the video games, after which not getting a lot of a break – I believe we acquired two weeks after which a 10-day pre-season – after which straight again into essentially the most aggressive league on this planet, it’s … troublesome,” the full-back instructed Normal Sport.
“The occasions of video games, when it comes to your final internationals coming again [before playing early on a Saturday] defies frequent sense actually. Anybody with frequent sense would spot that that’s one thing that can’t occur.
“The groups that play midweek most weeks – I believe Tottenham had it lately the place they performed on the Thursday after which on Sunday at 12 [noon].
“There may be not sufficient time to get well, your physique can’t get well that shortly. Your muscle groups are going into it not being 100 per cent and that’s the way you choose up accidents. One thing has to vary.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 27, 2020
The 2019-20 Premier League season was suspended for 3 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It completed on July 26 earlier than the 2020-21 marketing campaign began seven weeks later.
Liverpool, who’re second within the Premier League desk, will play eight video games in December and Alexander-Arnold mentioned the harm issues have been predictable.
“I believe these issues might have actually been predicted, anybody might have seen them coming,” he mentioned.
“Possibly to not this extent as a result of it seems to be as if each membership is feeling the harshness of the schedule, however you’ll count on this era to be coming round December and Christmas time as a result of that’s when it’s the most intense, however for this to be taking place so early within the season – eight video games in – is much too early. It exhibits that one thing shouldn’t be proper. So long as one thing occurs quickly, then it’s higher than nothing.”
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