Jurgen Klopp needs to stop “moaning” about Liverpool’s schedule says Danny Murphy, sayingno-one on the Reds’ playing staff will be whinging about thehectic fixture list.
The reigning Premier League champions are not the only side to have seen key men ruled out, but they have been hit harder than most.
Withgames needing to be squeezed in after coronavirus-enforced calendar issues, Murphy wants to see those at Anfield save the energy they are wasting on complaining for competitive action.
The former Reds midfielder told talkSPORT when asked whether Klopp should be venting his anger or knuckling down: “The latter, for me. I very rarely hear players moaning about it, it’s the coaches.
“Of course you’re going to get frustrated when there’s a few injuries, especially muscle injuries, but it’s part and parcel and it has been for years.
“This ongoing argument about too many games – look, we’re in a bizarre time, the season finished late, the new one started early, we’ve got the Euros coming up – the games have got to be played, it’s as simple as that.
“He might, as he has done before, just have to sacrifice the lesser competitions and just stay focused on the Prem and the Champions League, and not worry about the others.”
Murphy added when quizzed on Liverpool’s strength in depth: “I mean, time will tell, they can’t be having any more injuries because they are pushing it, but Jordan Henderson is back training, Thiago is back and might play and Trent Alexander-Arnold is not that far away, so they are getting players back.
“I think Diogo Jota coming in has helped massively, and I’ve spoken to a couple of people who have all said Xherdan Shaqiri looks really sharp, he got a little knock on international duty but I’m expecting him to have more of an impact this season.
“So I think they can rotate when required, yeah.They’ve just got to be careful what games they mix and match and rotate.
Source : goal.com