Nottingham Forest legend Stuart Pearce has hit back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for some comments over the hectic fixture scheduling in English football.
Klopp simply loves to moan. If it’s not referees in the firing line, it’s those in the ivory towers who decide who and when teams play each other.
Since arriving in England in 2016, the busy winter schedule has baffled Klopp. He didn’t understand it then and he doesn’t get it now.
This year he’s inadvertently got his wish. Liverpool’s game against Leeds on Boxing Day has been postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.
Still, prior to that decision that hadn’t stopped the German title-winner from bemoaning the amount of rest time between games once again.
To highlight how stacked the fixture period is, Forest face Middlesbrough on Sunday, before playing Huddersfield on Thursday and Barnsley the following Monday.
Pearce has shot back at Klopp though and he doesn’t really grasp what the Liverpool boss is trying to achieve.
He told TalkSport: “We don’t bother moaning about that at our club.
“The game fixtures are the game fixtures. You know it’s tight on some teams. Two games in three days, you know, it is what it is.
It’s not going to change. I don’t think it sends a great message out to players to moan about it. I’d rather just get on with it.
Forest legend Pearce is right – Klopp needs to suck it up
Death, taxes and the Liverpool manager bemoaning the schedule at this time of the year!
Klopp is growing tiresome and seemingly always has a bee in his bonnet about something.
The traditions of English football dictate that Christmas games are some of the most eagerly-anticipated of the year.
It’s a very British thing to get together over Christmas and New Year to take in a game or two with family and friends.
On this occasion, Klopp will be happy. The pandemic means his team gets to enjoy a Boxing Day off.
You can bet your last mince pie that in 12 months time, however, Klopp will have the same gripes about the number of games his team has to play.
Forest legend Pearce is right to hit back and whilst he’s working in England, Klopp has to deal with it.