"Managers will meet Premier League to discuss Covid-19 issues": Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that managers will meet with the Premier League on Thursday to discuss ongoing Covid-19 issues.

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The recent covid outbreak has put a huge impact on the Premier League yet again. Most games are postponed due to an alarming number of covid cases among the Premier League teams. However, the EPL officials stated that they will not make any changes to the current schedule of the ongoing league. Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that managers will meet with the Premier League on Thursday to discuss ongoing Covid-19 issues, including player welfare.

Liverpool edged out Leicester on penalties in the Carabao Cup Quarter Finals on Wednesday. However, the club has to play league matches on 26 and 28 December. The club's fixture list will get even more cramped up in 2022; with two semi-final legs against Arsenal on the cards.

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Jurgen Klopp. Photo- Marca

Jurgen Klopp on the Meeting

"I don't just speak about player welfare this year, I have been speaking about it for six years or maybe longer," Klopp said after the Leicester victory.

"If the things I say would help more, I would say it much more often. But it doesn't help. The only thing I do with these messages is I create headlines. They never arrive at the right places.

"Tomorrow we have a meeting at 4 pm but it's with the Premier League and not with the EFL, I'm not sure if they are involved or not.

"I said it before, I would prefer only one semi-final. But I can't see any kind of changes actually."

He further added:

There has been talk of the Carabao Cup semi-finals being shortened to one leg like last year. There won't be replays in the third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup and Klopp admitted he would prefer one match over playing two.

"I think it would be better with one game absolutely, but obviously what I say is not too important,".

"If there are two games, then we will play two games. But it would be helpful if there was only one, true.

"If the draw has us at Arsenal, I'm fine with that - we play there and see who is better and go for it."

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