Former Arsenal star defends Jurgen Klopp after Manchester City complaints

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The Arsenal legend has backed Jurgen Klopp’s complaints about his side’s 12.30 kick-off against Manchester City.

The Liverpool manager wasn’t too impressed with the scheduling of his games after the international break this year.

The lunchtime kick-off against Manchester City next week will mean that the Reds have featured in the early Saturday game after every one of the four international breaks this season.

Klopp emphasised how much of a strain it puts on his players who have to fly back in time and criticised the people who schedule it.

“Honestly, the people making these decisions, cannot feel football, it is just not possible. And it is the moment where the world pays the most to see a football game.” He said via the Guardian.

Now former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, has backed up his complaints stating that he ‘feels sorry’ for the German manager.

“A game of that magnitude and how good it is, I’d have loved for that to be in the evening” he said on the Kelly and Wrighty show.

With both Liverpool and Manchester City expected to fight it out until the end, this fixture will have huge implications on the title race.

But Pep Guardiola may be missing his star man, as Erling Haaland picked up an ankle injury during Norway’s friendly win against the Faroe Islands.

He has been ruled out of the European Qualifier against Scotland on Sunday with severity of the injury not yet revealed.

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