Jurgen Klopp has condemned a rescheduling of the Africa Cup of Nations back to January as “a catastrophe for Liverpool”.
But the Reds boss has insisted he will not consider selling Mo Salah, Sadio Mane or Naby Keita, even though all three hugely important players could potentially miss six weeks of thew new season.
The tournament had been switched to the summer from its previous winter slow, to reduce the impact on European leagues.
But the 2021 competition will be played in Cameroon, and it is simply too hot to play during June and July there.
So now Africa’s top players will be forced to miss their upwards of 10 games during January and February this time next year.
And Klopp, for a full seven minutes, spoke passionately about the threat to players’ welfare…even though he admits he is wasting his breath: “The Africa Cup of Nations going back to January is, for us, a catastrophe.
“On top of that we…
Source: Complete Sports