Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has urged Premier League Broadcast partner Sky to consider the effect of scheduling a match on Christmas Eve — a day he says that no football fan wants a football game.
It looks increasingly likely that the Red’s trip to the Emirates will be put back a day to enable Broadcast partner Sky to show live football on December 24 for the very first time since they broadcast Manchester United’s match at Leeds back in 1995.
The possibility of the change in date has been greeted with displeasure by supporters and clubs.
The Gunners have worries, among other situations, about stewarding problems, while the Reds are worried about the disruption the change will cause to their traveling supporters.
Jurgen Klopp is angry the TV firm could consider changing a match to a day that offers recess and has called on decision makers to deliberate about the problem they could cause.
Klopp said he knew before he joined the League that there would be some intense matches but to protect the game of football and make it remain at the top quality level, common sense must be applied.
He asked if the Premier League and the Broadcast Partner really want to effect the switch, and they want to bring fans and Television staff onto the streets that evening of recess.