Many Liverpool fans have expressed zero sympathy for their title rivals’ complaints over the scheduling of Christmastime Premier League fixtures.
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Manchester Evening News reported that Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer of Manchester City, called for the “sporting integrity” of the league to be protected after the title holders were pencilled in for two matches less than 48 hours apart during the festive period.
As noted by mancity.com, Pep Guardiola’s team travel to Wolves on Friday December 27th for a 7:45pm kick-off and are then at home to Sheffield United on Sunday December 29th with a 6pm kick-off.
Liverpool, who currently sit eight points ahead of City in the table, will travel to Leicester on Thursday December 26th for an 8pm kick-off and then visit Wolves three days later for a 4:30pm kick-off. [via liverpoolfc.com]
Just before Christmas, Jurgen Klopp’s team will be in Qatar for the Club World Cup, with the final of the tournament taking place on Saturday December 21st, as per FIFA.com.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter rebuffed Manchester City’s claims that the fixture list has given the Reds a helping hand in the Premier League:
Victim FC again
It’s a conspiracy
They are all against us
— Ian Massey let’s talk about 6 baby (@Boomnumber6) October 17, 2019
Deal with it like other teams have in the past. A £10bn squad should be able to handle 2 games.
— Ash McNally (@ash_mcnally90) October 17, 2019
Man City complaining about integrity
— Patrick Wraith (@patrick_wraith) October 17, 2019
We have 8 games and are flying to Qatar lads
— Jamie (@lfcjamie) October 17, 2019
Victim FC back at it
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) October 17, 2019
tbf City had an easy start to the season and still fell 8 points behind Liverpool, now City want an easy fixture list over xmas lol
— The Kop (@TheKopiteLFC) October 17, 2019
We didn’t accuse the FA of lacking sporting integrity. Man City the VAR victims, still crying about bottling 8 points already and now onto the Christmas fixtures.
— CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE (@casinooasis14) October 17, 2019
You do know that we’re in the club World Cup! right! ?
— Darren Bleasdale (@Darren__1996) October 17, 2019
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