Klopp wants Christmas Eve Arsenal clash scrapped

Klopp wants Christmas Eve Arsenal clash scrapped

Klopp wants Christmas Eve Arsenal clash scrapped

On Thursday, sources told ESPN FC that Liverpool were arguing against the possibility of the fixture, originally set for December 23, being put back 24 hours in order for it to be televised.

Against Spartak, they squandered several opportunities either side of halftime and failed to capitalise on defensive mistakes from the hosts, whose domestic form has been poor this season to leave them ninth in the 16-team Russian top flight.

Jurgen Klopp has urged Premier League broadcasters to think again about scheduling Liverpool's trip to Arsenal for Christmas Eve. "If we can just shore up at the back and not concede silly goals and not switch off then we'll be a big force", said Robertson.

"Both games (against Spartak and in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla) we could have and should have won but we didn't", Klopp said. It makes no sense to criticise finishing.

"It's still my responsibility, but I can not shoot from the bench".

"I have no problem with criticism, only when people think we can not sort our problems".

That's professional football, we're not non-league anymore.

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"We all know these boys will score".

The 50-year-old told reporters: "If the supporters want to see a game at Christmas Eve then the television broadcaster will find a way. I didn't know before the date was possible but now I know it is possible".

"The broadcaster has to consider that the wonderful thing they sell depends on the players - the quality and freshness of them".

"It wasn't really the result we wanted, but we have to keep working and there are more games, another four games to come", he added.

"I really can not imagine people want to watch football on that night".

The Reds travel to Newcastle on Sunday to face their former manager Rafa Benitez.

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