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Jurgen Klopp vows to never watch TNT Sports again as Liverpool manager bids farewell to broadcaster

Jurgen Klopp took a swipe at TNT Sports by declaring he will never watch the channel again in the future and telling them to remove him from their subscriber list.

The Liverpool manager joked that Amnesty International should get involved because he believes scheduling their matches at 12.30pm on a Saturday is a crime and claimed his team has had the fastest turnaround of matches in world football.

Klopp has long criticized BT Sport, TNT’s predecessor, for regularly scheduling Liverpool in the early Saturday slot and highlighted their recent run of fixtures, from a Thursday away game at Atalanta to a Sunday game at Fulham , a Merseyside derby on Wednesday night. and the first game on Saturday, when they drew 2-2 at West Ham to end their fight for the title.

Klopp thinks the schedule is crazy and blamed the broadcasters, although, laughing, he offered to be an expert on TNT in the future: “I watch a lot of football around the world, the Premier League is the best league in the world. . So it’s not overrated. The players are overworked. That easy. You can talk about it until everyone finally realizes it, but someone needs to help people.

“The other day I had a conversation with colleagues from our favorite television channel, which I will definitely not watch again, TNT, and I said that they always have a conversation, they say that they pay you, that they give money to football. It is not like this. I don’t really see it that way. It’s exactly the other way around, football pays them. They broadcast it, they deliver it, but it’s not that TNT isn’t doing very well, or Sky or whoever, is doing very well.

“They can pay everyone, it’s all good. We have to be part of football again, and not just the juicer. That’s it, that’s a little advice from an old man on the way out. “I will watch a lot of football, but not all, because people can survive without match days from time to time, without a doubt.”

Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season (fake images)

There are no English semi-finalists in the Champions League or Europa League, which Klopp believes is due to the fixture schedule.

He added: “(Manchester) City and Arsenal are eliminated in the quarter-finals, this is simply not a reflection of quality. It’s just a reflection that we couldn’t meet the day we had to do it. Yes, other countries have very good teams, there is no doubt about that, but it is a sign. Years ago I think we had four English teams in the quarter-finals. And then we take that and say: ‘Yes, it’s Premier League quality and we’re going to take advantage of it more.’ But we have to change that approach, that’s right. You always think that when I talk about that it’s because of our latest situation.

“We didn’t lose against West Ham. But for the last game. No, it is a general problem. Nothing to do with our schedule now. That they dare to say Thursday, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday at 12:30 is a crime. In fact, I was waiting for Amnesty International to come to them. Someone sits there (you love this press conference), so someone sits there and decides there. I would like to meet, I would like to be part of that meeting sometime where someone says: ‘Liverpool 12.30’ and the whole room bursts into laughter. ‘Again?!’ I would like to be there.

“This morning they sent me the statistics of the biggest change in the entire world. Liverpool FC, yes (laughs). And we sit there, and I’m the same. I tell them: ‘You have to do more, you have to fight more and you have to try.’ In the entire world, we have the fastest switching between games. That’s absolutely crazy. But they are still happy and like the subscribers. You can take me off that list! But if you’re looking for an expert, I speak English! I could do it.”

Conor Bradley has returned to training and is in the running to face Tottenham on Sunday, but Virgil van Dijk is a doubt and Diogo Jota will not be available to return. Meanwhile, Klopp has dismissed his touchline row with Mohamed Salah at West Ham as “a non-story”.

He added: “If we hadn’t known each other for so long, I don’t know how we would cope, but we’ve known each other for a long time and we respect each other.”

Salah will enter the final year of his contract in the summer and Liverpool hope the Egyptian stays. While Klopp will not be involved in the decision, he said: “Mo as a player is incredible and I don’t think I should talk about that. Other people will decide that, especially Mo, I have no signs that it won’t be that way. “I’m just trying to prepare the foundation for the future.”