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Alexander-Arnold hammers Premier League's tight schedule

Sat 28 November 2020 | 9:57

Like his Liverpool's head coach Jurgen Klopp, Trent Alexander-Arnold is discontent with the Premier League timetable.

Liverpool star

Trent Alexander-Arnold

slammed the

Premier League

calendar, saying some of it "goes against common sense". 

Jurgen Klopp

also has been disparaging of the planning in the midst of a bustling run of games for clubs. 

After the disappointing result at the game against Atalanta in the Champions League, Liverpool will face Brighton and Hove Albion on their turf on Saturday. 

Alexander-Arnold, who is benched with a calf injury, was likewise condemning the scheduling, saying a change is required. 

"At a time when we've had a three-month lockdown, coming back and not being able to get fully fit as we would like to and having to play the remainder of the games, and then not getting much of a break – I think we got two weeks and then a 10-day pre-season – and then straight back into the most competitive league in the world, it's ... difficult," the full-back told Standard Sport.

"The times of games, in terms of your last internationals coming back [before playing early on a Saturday] defies common sense really. Anyone with common sense would spot that that is something that cannot happen.

"The teams that play midweek most weeks – I think Tottenham had it recently where they played on the Thursday and then on Sunday at 12 [noon].

"There is not enough time to recover, your body cannot recover that quickly. Your muscles are going into it not being 100 per cent and that is how you pick up injuries. Something has to change."

The 2019-20 Premier League season was suspended for a quarter of a year due to the Covid pandemic. 

It ended on July 26 preceding the 2020-21 campaign began seven weeks after the fact. 

Liverpool

, who are second in the Premier League stand, will play eight games in December and Alexander-Arnold said the injury issues were unsurprising.

"I think these problems could have really been predicted, anyone could have seen them coming," he said.


source: SportMob