Jurgen Klopp has criticized Premier League executives for “ignoring player welfare” after they failed to consider increasing the number of substitutes to five.
According to Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, the majority of managers were in favor of the change.
“Nobody thought five substitutes would go through. I told you about the facts in the managers meeting. If we were allowed to vote, it would have gone through with 15-16 votes”. Said Klopp.
“But that has not happened since is a sign that some Premier League shareholders see it differently to their managers. That is not a good sign, to be honest. Because it shows they ignore player welfare. The coaches don’t do that but these people do”.
“If you don’t have a chance to vote for it, then you have to accept it for the moment. But because it’s about player welfare and mental health, we will not stop fighting for it. It’s the right thing to do”.