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Liverpool boss Klopp angry over subs call: Every other league in the world has it

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the Premier League's busy schedule.

Klopp spoke frankly on the unprecedented demands placed on Premier League players, as football attempts to cram the same number of games into a drastically reduced schedule. And he insisted allowing only three substitutes will take a crippling toll on them.

“It is different to everything I have experienced. Different to what every coach in the Premier League has ever experienced," he said.

“I'm not sure if anybody saw it before the season when they made the decision about the three subs. Because that is just a little example - all the other leagues pretty much in the world - certainly in Europe - have five subs and England has three subs.

“That makes it a massive challenge. We should have thought this through 100 per cent. In Germany they have less games, and still find it incredibly difficult. Don't see it as anyone wanting an advantage, just see it as it is, about players' welfare and nothing else."

Klopp says that it is impossible to have a squad big enough - or good enough - to cope with the demands of this season, but he hopes this will be a pure one off, and football can return to normality soon.

“Hopefully it is the only one [like it], because we hope that life will change again and bring people back into the stadiums and life will return to normal.

“We are all waiting for vaccines, medications, solutions whatever. But at the moment that is our life and we deal with it."

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