Rio Ferdinand has urged Jurgen Klopp to “get on with it” after the Liverpool boss raised concerns about the TV schedule for the second time in a matter of days.
His side fell to a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League at Anfield and will have to dust themselves down quickly for Saturday’s trip to Brighton (12:30pm).
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took aim at BT Sport last night for their failure to adjust the Premier League fixture schedule.
Last weekend, Klopp also hit out at Sky Sports and fellow broadcaster BT Sport for failing to adjust their format for weekend Premier League matches.
It was a point that the German decided to raise again last night with BT Sport’s Des Kelly, ahead of the quick turnaround against the Seagulls.
“I am afraid to say but I think it (not a shot on target) could happen not only to us, but it could happen to other teams as well,” he said
“You, my special friends, you ask us to go on Saturday at 12:30, which is nearly a crime to be honest, nearly a crime.
It has nothing to do with that game tonight, but congratulations for that.
“My only interest at the moment is just I get the thumbs up, nobody injured, let’s recover immediately, take it (disappointment), but we don’t have time for it to be honest so it is just get fresh legs as quick as possible and go again, that’s it.
But Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has now hit back at Klopp, claiming the playing field is levelled by Liverpool’s strength in depth.
“You can look at it both ways. Everyone is in the same boat, really, it doesn’t make it right, but you’ve just got to get on with it,” Ferdinand said in the BT Sport Studio.
If you look at Liverpool’s squad, the depth of their squad, they’re sitting in a better position than most because of the depth they have. They’ve had a few injuries as well, but it’s a challenge.
“You can understand his frustrations, I don’t think he’s the only person, but he’s just the loudest one speaking at the moment.”