Jurgen Klopp: I don't see the benefit of stopping the league

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to calls for the Premier League to take a break due to the rising Covid-19 numbers.

Five league games have already been called off this weekend, including Manchester United's clash against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank felt all the weekend's fixtures should have been postponed after their game with the Red Devils on Tuesday was also postponed.

However, Klopp feels stopping league right now will be tough due to the already congested fixture list during the festive period.

"Stopping the league is probably not the right thing but with the schedule we have to be more flexible," said Klopp, whose players are double vaccinated and some have had boosters.

"So far football kept it pretty much outside with the testing regimes, the massive disciplinary things for the boys did really well, but this time it is really difficult.

"I don't see the massive benefit of it [stopping the Premier League] because we come back [and] it is still the same.

"If the virus will be gone then I am the first that stops and goes home and waits until it is gone. But that is probably not the case, so where's the real benefit of it? We hope we can play and Tottenham can play on Sunday."

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