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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wins TV battle with Premier League chiefs

 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has won his battle with the Premier League over the season's TV schedule.

Klopp has been a vocal critic of a scheduling system which saw the country's biggest clubs allocated a Saturday lunchtime kick-off immediately after draining midweek European road trips, reports the Daily Express.

But that will not be happening this season with any club involved in a Wednesday away fixture in the Champions League now excused from being placed in the BT Sport slot three days later. It is a bonus for Liverpool, the beaten European finalists last season

Klopp has previously barked: “It's just not OK.

“If we play a Champions League semi-final, if you find another league in the world and another broadcaster where they put one team who is in the semi-final on a 12.30... what? What are you doing? Why would you do that? So that's why it's so difficult, but nothing happens because nobody cares.

“I don't understand it. I can understand that people want to see a football match between Liverpool and Newcastle but I don't see why any team should have an advantage or a disadvantage. The league and the broadcaster really have to try at least to help."

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