‘Klopp will be happy now’ – Jordan on Liverpool-Leeds postponement

Simon Jordan believes Jurgen Klopp “will be happy” that Liverpool’s game versus Leeds has been called off as people are “bowing to the players and managers”.

Liverpool’s game versus Tottenham on Sunday was one of only four that went ahead over the weekend.

The Reds were also in action on Wednesday as they faced Leicester City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Klopp’s side fought back to draw 3-3 in normal time before they triumphed on penalties. 

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Liverpool were set to face Leeds United on Boxing Day. This game is no longer going ahead though as there has been a Covid-19 outbreak in Leeds’ camp.

Wolves’ Boxing Day game versus Watford has also been postponed. 

Jordan has told talkSPORT that he suspects games will now be called off “like a deck of cards”:

“Klopp will be happy now, won’t he. The protocols are the protocols and if they’ve met the requirements of the protocols… they wanted clarity and we both know why they wanted clarity as it was so they could find a way to get the games called off they wanted to get called off.

“Now they’ve got clarity, you will see the games called off like a deck of cards.”

Jordan went onto suggest that players and managers should “get on with doing their job”:

“We are bowing to the players and managers. They are getting far too much of it. Get on with doing your job.

“You don’t need to have players involved in certain conversations and certain things. What you will end up having is the game determined by how certain players want it to look.

“The players are employees playing for football clubs. Football clubs have to manage the wellbeing of their employees against the obligations of a football club.

“No club wants to put a player in a situation where they can break down. There’s no material advantage to it. If you are a manager and your player gets injured, the first thing you will have on your door is them knocking on January 1 saying they need to sign more players.

“I’m saying the manager has a voice with the owners. What next? Are we going to take it down to beneath the players to the kit manager. He’s got to have a voice as well because he puts the kit on them.”

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