Jürgen Klopp: ‘common sense’ prevailed over mooted Christmas Eve fixtures

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Jürgen Klopp has said he is grateful to television broadcasters for using “common sense” after they decided against moving Liverpool’s fixture against Arsenal to Christmas Eve. Sky Sports had wanted to schedule the game that Sunday night but have instead moved the match to Friday 22 December, following a backlash from supporters against the initial proposal.

“To be honest I don’t know when it last happened, that somebody could take something but did not take it, because of common sense,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference. “I don’t know. So, Sky, thank you. Usually [it is] ‘I can get it, so I take it’ and that is how it is, and that is how the world looks a little bit in this moment. I thought it was a very, very good decision – especially for the fans because that is number one.

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