Liverpool face Wolves in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, much to the dismay of Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool failed to win any of their six early kick-offs in the Premier League last season, losing three games and drawing the other three.
But why do Liverpool have such a bad record in the early kick-off?
The Athletic journalist James Pearce asked Klopp whether playing at 12.30pm is problematic or whether the issues are due to a lack of preparation time.
Klopp was evidently frustrated with the question and said: “Are you serious with this question?
“What do you mean what is the difference when you play 30 hours ago in Bolivia? What do you think is the reason, I don’t understand.
“Is it something about the time or the lack of recovery in between. It’s not a problem if you have a normal week, we’ve always said that. The only problem is the lack of recovery time.
“We have four international breaks until March, and on two of them we have the 12.30pm kick-off. If I say one word about it again the whole world goes He’s starting to moan again’, but it’s a joke - we have players in South America that I haven’t seen yet and we play in 24 hours. It’s a joke.”