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Jurgen Klopp unhappy with rescheduling of Merseyside derby

Jurgen Klopp unhappy with fixture change
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he is unhappy that the Merseyside derby has been rearranged due to the scheduling of their Champions League tie with Manchester City.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised the decision to rearrange the Merseyside derby due to the scheduling of the club's Champions League tie with Manchester City.

Before the draw, Liverpool had been due to face Everton on April 8, but the match has now been switched to a 12.30pm kickoff on April 7, with the match being held less than three full days after the first leg of the European clash with City.

Liverpool will benefit from more recovery time ahead of the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on April 10, but Klopp feels that the encounter with Everton should be staged at "a normal time."

At a press conference, the 50-year-old told reporters: "I'm already angry as the Everton game has been moved to 12.30pm on Saturday. Now it's Wednesday night and Everton on Saturday morning.

"Whoever made the schedule and had us playing on the Sunday thought Liverpool weren't going through. Then oops, Liverpool are through. City play at half five on the Saturday - those five hours are a big difference. Put the Everton game on a normal time - not at breakfast."

Liverpool will be bidding to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2008, while also attempting to finish in second place in the Premier League for the first time since 2014.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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