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Jürgen Klopp has been speaking to Sky Sports, and he’s added another chapter to his book of complaints towards the fixture list.

What’s the story?

Well, the Liverpool boss was asked for his thoughts on UEFA’s decision to organise a 3rd place play-off for the Nations League.

France beat Spain to the trophy last week, after the pair knocked Belgium and Italy out in the semi-finals.

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For some reason, UEFA thought it was necessary to determine who finished third, in what was a truly pointless game – Klopp is furious about it.

When commenting on that game, and the fixture congestion in general, the £192,307-a-week man said: “It’s crazy what we’re doing there. 

“The player it has to pay for it, this is absolute madness. It is not okay for it to be done that way. This greed is carried out on the back of the players. I didn’t know there was a game for third place in the Nations League. That does makes no sense.”

Klopp is spot on – something must change.

Football is currently eating itself, and unless managers and players make a stand, UEFA, FIFA and others will continue to exploit them.

Hopefully Jürgen Klopp sparks change

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This is certainly a huge issue in football.

Yes, the players get paid extremely well, and some might argue that their salaries justify the workload placed on their shoulders.

However, they are human beings at the end of the day, with bodies just like ours.

Will it have to take another incident like Christian Eriksen’s heart attack for the authorities to wake up and realise they are overworking players?

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Additionally, squeezing every last drop from the players just makes for a less entertaining spectacle.

Eventually, it could get to a point where it feels like we’re watching walking football, as players become weary, drained and injury prone.

Hopefully, Klopp continues to campaign against this greed in football.

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