Valley: Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are fully focused on winning the World Cup this week ahead of their semi-final against Monterrey in Mexico but the time has come for the tournament to be questioned about FIFA's plans. not to expand the cup in the future.
"We are here now and fully focused on that, but before that you would ask me if I thought there would be a Club World Cup in the middle of our season, and I would say no, in my opinion," he told reporters at the Khalifa Stadium. International Stadium in Doha, where Liverpool play Monterrey on Wednesday.
Anfield have had to take time out of the Premier League to travel to Qatar in this competition, with representatives from Europe thanks to last season's Champions League triumph.
If Liverpool defeat the Mexican side, they will advance to Saturday's final against either Flamengo of Brazil or Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, while even if they win the semi-finals they remain in Qatar. third-place play-off. the weekend.
Their Premier League trip to West Ham United, scheduled for this week, has been postponed as a result, and they were forced to play in the quarter-finals of the League Cup at Aston Villa on Tuesday due to lack of alternatives. a closed schedule.
After the race is over, they will rush home to get ready for a trip to Leicester City – the nearest competitors – next Thursday, on Boxing Day in the United Kingdom.
FIFA recently confirmed plans to expand now the seven-Club Club World Cup, which was played in December and will compete for 24 teams starting in China in 2021 and playing in June and July – that is. means to enter the next African Nations Cup. Nations, to be held at the same time.
The style is particularly popular in Europe, even if European clubs have won the last six trophies.
Klopp added: "Can it be a great competition even in the future? I don't know. We have to make sure we have great competitions, but not at the same time, that's all.
I like being here because we have so many fans in this part of the world, they usually have to come with us at night if they want to watch our games so it's good to get close to that soon.
“But everyone needs to think about that. If time comes for a better competition, then you can't have another. You can't just add to the tournaments, that doesn't work. "
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