On Thursday, Liverpool submitted an official request to the Premier League to reschedule an upcoming match against Newcastle United, it is understood.
The aforementioned confrontation was scheduled to take place on April 30 at 12:30 pm.
That comes right between Liverpool’s upcoming Champions League semi-final header with Villarreal’s Unai Emery, a fact Jurgen Klopp made clear earlier today his frustration with:
“If you want to cause us problems, send us to 12.30 in Newcastle.
“I don’t understand it. I can understand that people want to watch a football match between Liverpool and Newcastle but I don’t understand why any team should have an advantage or a disadvantage.
“The league and broadcaster should at least try to help. We’ll see. I haven’t heard anything yet. No one from BT has contacted me yet. But I would say common sense would tell you it might be the right thing to do to move the game back a bit.”
In contrast, as noted above, those in a position of strength in the red half of Merseyside moved in this afternoon to support their coach.
According to trusted outlet The Athletic, Liverpool have submitted an official request to the Premier League for their trip to St James’ Park to be “postponed”, in a bid to help their recovery time over the first leg with Villarreal.
Liverpool have submitted an official request to the Premier League for their upcoming match against Newcastle United to be postponed, Athletic understands.
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Shifting attention towards the current job at hand at Liverpool, before discovering the fate of his Premier League charisma, lies the small matter of the difficult clash with Manchester City this weekend.
The Merseysiders are preparing for a trip to Wembley to take on the Pep Guardiola Sky Blues for the second time in a week, on the occasion in the FA Cup semi-finals.
A must for Jürgen Klopp & Co. Coming out victorious, it would keep the club’s continuing hopes of achieving an unprecedented quartet, maintaining the return of a 2-2 draw at Al Ittihad last Sunday.
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