Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp questions leadership of the Premier League because of controversial rule decision.


And the head of the Reds has teamed up with players like Pep Guardiola, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard to express his concern about the decision to go back to three subs per game.

Jurgen Klopp has asked the Premier League to review the five-sub rule after questioning the leadership of managing director Richard Masters.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp agrees with Pep Guardiola, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard in their assessment of the Premier League substitution rule

“Hopefully they can rethink and do what the rest of the leagues are doing. The intelligent people adapt the situation of the world for the benefit of football”.

On Friday, Manchester City boss Guardiola was the last to question this move, he said: “It’s not about a club, there are 47 per cent more muscle injuries than last season.

After the restart of last season in June, when five changes of personnel per match were allowed, it was confirmed in August that this term in office in the Premier League would only allow three changes despite the compressed nature of the campaign.

Klopp’s point of view coincides with that of his rival from Manchester City, as he pushed for a rethink in the league.

“I’m not sure that everyone was in charge before the season when they made the decision on the three subways,” Klopp said.

“But, as you know, seven clubs play in the Premier League two or three times a week, and then we travel and all that stuff, and that makes it difficult.

“It’s just a small example, because all the other leagues in Europe have five submarines and England has three, so that makes it a huge challenge.

“We’ll see how it turns out, but it’s definitely the most challenging season ever.

Klopp believes that the decision should have been made by the Premier League and its Chief Masters, and not in the summer months in front of all the clubs.

He added: “I don’t think it is possible (to switch to five subs) because of the system.

“I thought it should have been [five subs]in the first place, and for me it is a lack of leadership that they put the questions on the table and say, ‘What do you want to achieve with this?

“Obviously it doesn’t help when Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester have injuries because there aren’t enough votes for the rest. That is the system.

“It should have been sold, if that is the right word, with more information to learn more about what can be done through Richard Masters.

“Just tell people so they know. I know you think that’s what it is, but we never asked for an advantage among the top seven….


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