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Liverpool legend Nicol slams Klopp: Stop complaining!

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has slammed manager Jurgen Klopp over his complaints about their end of season schedule.

Liverpool visit St Mary's this evening, three days after their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea. Klopp claimed the match could have been played on Thursday instead due to the possibility the final went to extra-time - which proved to be the case.

But Nicol says the German is "not a special case" and shouldn't be complaining about the scheduling. The former full-back, who won four league titles and a European Cup with Liverpool in the 1980s, says Klopp should take the Saints job if he doesn't want a fixture pile-up.

Nicol said on ESPN FC: "Jurgen, your next job, take the Southampton job and then you won't have to worry about complaining about fixtures. Come on.

"Does he really want to turn round and ask the FA to help Liverpool? You'd hear every other man and his dog complaining that they're going out of their way.

"Look, if you're as good as they are and as successful as they are, you're going to have a heavy schedule. So I find it a little bit... he's saying nothing that successful teams' managers have not been saying since I was playing in the 80s.

"It was the exact same in the 80s. You're not a special case because you do well, you shouldn't expect anybody to look after you, so I don't know why you go complaining.

"And he didn't have to. Stop complaining. I'll tell you what, how many fans around the country, around Europe, would love to have the problem that he's got? So, come on, don't complain about it."


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