Leeds United boss Steve Evans has sympathy for his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp thinking

The Scotsman understands the German's displeasure in regards to training among the busy football schedule.

Yesterday saw Liverpool take a 1-0 advantage in their Capital One Cup semi final against Stoke City. Jordon Ibe scored what proved to be the winner in the first-half and Liverpool would have been frustrated not to have stretched their lead further.

The game did of course come at a price.

Liverpool suffered a plethora of injuries in the game. Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure all picked up injuries in the game and Jurgen Klopp is now left with a shoestring team to choose from going forward.

He certainly has the sympathy of Leeds United manager Steve Evans in this respect.

After the game Klopp said training was not the reason behind the increase in injuries as the club no longer train, they simply recover between matches - given the hectic fixture schedule.

Leeds United's head coach says his players are in a similar position. He told Sky Sports News today (06/01/2016):

"It plays a part. I think Jurgen has been very specific in answering the original question which is at training. He has clearly said 'what training?

"Because they'll be doing very little training. Very much like ourselves at Leeds United. We are having to recover the players for games.

"It is no surprise to me that with a lot of games in a short space of time, followed but what you have just highlighted what they are going to have in the next month.

"It's going to be tough for them."

Leeds United supremo Evans has made no secret of his distaste for the busy schedule Leeds have had - often caused by a change in match scheduling for TV purposes.

So he seemingly understands where Klopp is coming from in regards to the lack of actual training in a day-to-day sense.

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