Liverpool will have to play four games in eight days next week. counterpart SPOX and Goal, left-back Andrew Robertson (25) calmly adjusts the difficult situation.
The coming week for Liverpool FC will be the most English of all English weeks. Here are the key dates: Premier League match against FC Watford on Saturday, League Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa on Tuesday, Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday in Qatar (against winner of the game CF Monterrey against Al-Sadd), Club World Cup placement game also in Qatar on Saturday.
Between the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, there are exactly 21 hours and 5355 kilometers while the crow flies. That's too much, right? "It's not a penalty, it's a reward because we were successful. Nobody wants to miss it," said Andrew Robertson, who won the Champions League with Liverpool and thus qualified for the World Cup. "Of course there are many matches now, but we will not boycott anything."
At least not directly, for Liverpool will play in the League Cup match on Tuesday with a team of reserve and junior players under U23 coach Neil Critchley. Meanwhile, Klopp is traveling with Robertson and the rest of Qatar's first team. "We have no other choice," Klopp said.
After Liverpool reached the League Cup quarter-final at the end of October with a penalty kick following an insane 5: 5 in regular time against Arsenal, Klopp saw another choice: "Should they not find a suitable date – and by that I don't mean Christmas at 3pm – we don't want to compete. "
Robertson: "There will be no empty seats here"
The Christmas season is traditionally close in England, between the final game of the club's World Cup on Saturday and New Year there are two Premier League matches for Liverpool on the program. "There are a lot of games at Christmas, but we know we are part of the entertainment industry," says Robertson. "People have more time then, which is why the stadiums are generally fuller than usual. We can count ourselves lucky to have a full stadium every weekend – this is not the case with other clubs, so this time is a good source of revenue for them. "
Robertson does not expect it will be too much in the end, that there will be an oversimplification of football – at least not in his club. "Not in Anfield. I don't think there will be empty seats here. The stadium has always been full since I've been here. That's why we're so grateful to the fans. We don't take it for granted. We know they're deep We want to give them something back by offering a good show. "
Robertson warns: "Because that's when you get hurt"
The more often this show is staged, the greater the risk of injury. According to Robertson, the most important thing is not to play a game "with the attitude of being extra careful, because that's where you hurt yourself." Apart from the previous two League Cup matches, he was originally absent from Liverpool's eleven starts this season: In the Champions League 2-1 win against KRC Genk, he was only replaced in the.
Short-term improvement does not occur until mid-February, when the Premier League is out for winter break for the first time. Liverpool will play in the Premier League between February 8 and 22, and a week later the League Cup final will take place. If this can be achieved, Tuesday will be with the reserves and junior players.
Liverpool's program until the New Year
|12.14.||Premier League||Watford FC|
|12.17.||League Cup, quarterfinals||Aston Villa|
|12.18.||Club World Cup, semi-finals||CF Monterrey / Al-Sadd|
|12.21.||Club World Cup, placement game||CR Flamengo / Al Hilal / Esperance Tunis|
|26.12.||Premier League||Leicester City|
|29.12||Premier League||Wolverhampton Wanderers|