Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found an unlikely ally after Jurgen Klopp jumped to his defence over complaints over their schedule.
Red Devils boss Solskjaer claimed his side were “set up to fail” after their 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday lunchtime.
He expressed his fury at being handed a Saturday lunchtime kick-off after playing away in Istanbul in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
But Klopp revealed after his Liverpool side drew 1-1 with Manchester City that he has spoken to the Premier League about preventing that scenario.
"I have spoken to the Premier League,” said Klopp. “No team on a Wednesday night should have the 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday.
"Sunday, okay, no problem, but not at 12:30, because you wake up and play football.
“It's completely normal we play on a Saturday, but it's the 12.30 that's a killer.
“The Premier League has to change, Sky, BT, everyone has to talk to each other.
"We had after the triple header in the international break, we played 12:30pm, when the boys played Wednesday night in Peru – that's not possible.
“It's not about Liverpool, United and City. But these things should not happen. The Premier League needs to fulfil more from the position of the unity of the players.
“Usually in the season we all have a tough December. This year, October is like December, November is like December and December is still like December.
“Tottenham played away to Ludogorets on Thursday and today played at midday. The problem is we injure the players. It's not about us. It's about the players.
“We want to play football, 100 per cent, but Wednesday night and 12.30 should not be allowed. Tonight we lost Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“If we continue like this, hopefully we can play the Euros next summer, but let’s see which players can be part of that.”
"We had after the triple header in the international break we played 12:30. The boys played Wednesday night in Peru, that is not possible. Somebody has to start thinking.”
Solskjaer mentioned Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City in his rant on BT Sport after United’s win.
Solskjaer said: “Authorities set us up to fail, they’ve tried.
“How can they set us up, after a Champions League game, Wednesday night, in Turkey, and set us a Saturday, 12:30 kick-off?
“You’ve got Liverpool and City, fair play, they play against each other, they played on Tuesday and play Sunday.
“Who is responsible? We’ve had enough of that, I’ve had enough.
“Players, this season, I said it yesterday, we have to understand how these players, in these times, the pandemic, how mentally draining that is, physically draining this is, and you set them up like this?
“We’ve lost Luke Shaw because of that.”
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