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Manchester United fielded a digital reserve group in opposition to Leicester on account of a schedule logjam and misplaced 2-1, denting Liverpool’s top-four possibilities.

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp. AP

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has criticized the Premier League for forcing Manchester United to play three video games in 5 days, a schedule logjam which has inadvertently broken his group’s possibilities of qualifying for the Champions League.

The postponement of Liverpool’s match at United on 2 Could due to fan protests outdoors Previous Trafford led to that recreation being rearranged for Thursday. United have additionally needed to play in opposition to Aston Villa on Sunday and Leicester on Tuesday.

United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded a digital reserve group on Tuesday given the brief turnaround and his group misplaced 2-1, which has improved Leicester’s possibilities of ending within the prime 4 and making the Champions League on the expense of Liverpool and West Ham.

Klopp sympathized with Solskjaer and stated he would even have performed a weakened group within the circumstances. His unhappiness, as a substitute, was directed on the league.

“To play Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday is against the law,” Klopp stated Wednesday. “However that isn’t the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the gamers. My query to myself was: would I’ve accomplished the identical? Sure. It’s a must to. We’re late within the season, all of the gamers performed a whole lot of video games.

“The reason from the Premier League was that no different group ought to endure due to the issues that occurred in Manchester. Let me say it like this — that didn’t work out fairly properly (for) West Ham, (for) Liverpool.”

Leicester’s win lifted the group into third place, eight factors away from West Ham and 9 away from Liverpool. Leicester has two video games left — versus West Ham’s three and Liverpool’s 4 — however continues to be an enormous favourite to safe one of many 4 Champions League spots together with champion Manchester Metropolis, United and possibly Chelsea.

Liverpool should win at United on Thursday to maintain alive any practical hopes of a top-four end.

“Our plan was to win all of the video games we performed this season, we don’t change that,” Klopp stated. “Do we’ve got to take extra dangers in the previous couple of minutes if it seems to be a draw? It’s attainable.”

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Updated: May 12, 2021 — 3:14 pm

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