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Jurgen Klopp branded a 'numpty' following Liverpool's fixture complaints

Jurgen Klopp hit out at the Premier League's schedule
Jurgen Klopp hit out at the Premier League's schedule / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Jurgen Klopp has been branded a 'numpty' after the Liverpool boss flagged his concern for player welfare amid a congested fixture schedule.

Klopp has often criticised the number of games his side have had to play during the festive period while the other European leagues pause their season, allowing players to take a break.

However, Boxing Day fixtures have been somewhat of a tradition in English football, but not everyone shares Klopp's sentiments.

talkSPORT pundits Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist suggested the German has a large-enough and talented squad to deal with playing multiple games over a short period of time.

Brazil explained: "The word you are missing Jurgen is 'tradition'. Stop changing it you numpty!

"With the benefits of the squad he's got and the size he's got... for God's sake."

McCoist agreed, claiming: "I know what he's saying, but we've been doing it for years. It is part and parcel of British footballing culture. That's what we do. Just get on with it!

"I know he wants another 24 hours and his physio and medical staff will be saying stuff, of course they will. But he's better off than anybody else, in terms of the squad he's got.

"I can understand what he's saying. However, you can't beat a bit of tradition. The old British football over the festive period. Games flying at us left, right and centre. You can't beat it."

Liverpool, however, won't be playing this Boxing Day, with their match against Leeds United postponed due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases within the Leeds camp.