Jurgen Klopp blasts ‘senseless’ Nations League

Aubrey Yates
October 9, 2018

Klopp is pleased a hectic schedule of seven matches in 23 days is now over but is unsure what the next fortnight will bring for his players.

"[After] 85 minutes, you obviously get a bit tired, and that moment goes by in a split second and I chose to dive in, which is not what I would normally do".

"The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games, the most senseless competition in the world of football". Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays, ' the 24-year-old told the club's official website. It's true under a new manager and management they may not look as risky as City or Liverpool but surely they will be the dark horses or will at least make the opposition team tremendously hard to get the 3 points this season. If you want to see fresher, give them a summer break - for Jordan Henderson, it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing. But that's how it is. I knew this before.

And were it not for Riyad Mahrez's botched penalty after an unforgivable loss of composure from Virgil van Dijk, the Reds would have suffered their first league defeat of the season.

What concerns me more about Spurs is still the strength of their squad and whether it is deep enough compared to the likes of City, Liverpool and Chelsea. We deserved to win, but sometimes it's important not to lose, as well'.

Arsenal are on an impressive six-game winning run in the league, and they looked very good against a very open Fulham team on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's side won 32 of 38 matches last season, scoring 106 goals and conceding 27 en route to the title.

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However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.

"It was so intense since the last worldwide break", he said after the game.

"Up and down they are the best team in the world". Running in these transitions there is no one better.

Liverpool are outstanding at what they do but they can not rely on their high-tempo approach every single time. For us it was a positive result and we'll take it.

"We were close more than ever to win here". We've had a great start to the season and we want to keep it going.

"I am so comfortable with the performance".

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