Klopp: How Liverpool will deal with two games in 48 hours

Date published: Thursday 28th December 2017 12:35

Jurgen Klopp has explained how Liverpool will cope with their hectic festive fixture schedule.

The Reds will play two Premier League games in the space of 48 hours, as they host Leicester on Saturday, December 30 before travelling to Burnley on New Year’s Day.

They finish the week with a short trip to Everton for their FA Cup third-round tie on Friday.

Liverpool faced a similar situation last season, when they played Manchester City and Sunderland on the same days 12 months ago, winning the first game and drawing the second.

Asked whether any lessons were learned from those games, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “You cannot learn from it, you only learn to accept it. That’s all.

“We have to be fully concentrated on the Leicester game and after the Leicester game we have a few hours to ‘collect the bones’ to see who is able to play against Burnley and then we’ll make the line-up.

“It’s different. We don’t moan about it. We play Leicester, we play Burnley and we play Everton [in the FA Cup] – no problem with that.”

Klopp continued: “It all depends on injuries. We feel really well-prepared.

“It’s not that last year we were not prepared for this period; we had injuries in the wrong moment. That’s how it is. We have injuries now – hopefully there will not be a few more players injured.

“If we have our squad together then we are prepared for pretty much everything. Now, the focus is on Leicester. We are prepared for that game, for sure, and then we will see.”


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