Klopp: Ask Chelsea about European absence, too, “maybe Man Utd” in January

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has the Reds thriving, level with Arsenal and Manchester City for the most points in the Premier League.

The Reds host Watford on Sunday ahead of the international break, and plenty of talk during his Friday press conference had to do with time off.

Klopp spoke to his adjustment to the English football schedule, and how he learned that he worked his players when they deserved breaks earlier in the year.

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He also was asked whether his club had an advantage by not playing in the Champions League of Europa League this season. His response? Why aren’t you asking other teams?

From Sky Sports:

“What is an advantage? It’s only our situation, nothing else.

“When I was in Europe I never thought ‘this is too much’. We just have to show that we use the extra time for training.

“Do you ask Antonio Conte about this every week? Maybe Man United have it from January on…”

To be fair, it’s less than ideal to be asked the same question every week and Klopp doesn’t have a lot of experience with that when it comes to perennial European competitors Borussia Dortmund.

Of course, Klopp mentioned United and not Spurs, and the London club has slightly worse European prospects than the Red Devils at this juncture.