Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League “the most senseless competition in the world” as the Premier League takes a break for Internationals after Liverpool’s draw with Manchester City.
Liverpool go into the international break level on points with both Chelsea and Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League, with the three teams separated only by goal difference.
Klopp, while happy about his team’s chances in the league is unsure how his players will return after the international in a fortnight
“If somebody would have told me after eight matchdays you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list, ‘I’ll buy it, let’s start with the ninth matchday’,”
“The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games, the most senseless competition in the world of football.”
Klopp believes players need to rest to be at their best.
“If you want to see fresher (players), give them a summer break,” he said. “For Jordan Henderson it was exactly two weeks, which is funny. But that’s how it is.
“That’s why I say going away is not a big problem but now you call a manager of any country and ask him to leave out one or two players and he says, ‘I am under pressure as well’ because now it’s Nations League.
“I don’t exactly know what you can win but there is some final next summer or something so that’s it.”