“It’s a crime” – Klopp gives verdict on Solskjaer’s team selection against Leicester City

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection for Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday.

According to Klopp, it’s a crime to play games on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Klopp said: “It was the line-up I expected. I knew that he has to make these changes. I said it 500 times, with all the things that happened and the protests at Manchester which caused the situation, to play Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday is a crime. It is.

“It is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or the players. So my question to myself was ‘would I have done the same?’ Yes, you have to. You have to.

“We are late in the season. United went to the Europa League final, which means an awful lot of games, and now you get Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday. That’s not possible.”