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Jurgen Klopp bemoans prospect of Sky rescheduling Arsenal clash for Christmas Eve

The broadcaster is rumoured to be considering pushing Liverpool’s game back by 24 hours.

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JURGEN KLOPP HAS urged Sky Sports not to move Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Arsenal to Christmas Eve.

The fixture is currently scheduled for 23 December but reports suggest the broadcaster is weighing up the option of pushing it back to the following day.

Quizzed on the proposal at his Friday press conference, Klopp cut a weary figure, admitting there’s very little his club can do if Sky do decide to move ahead with the plan but suggesting that, sometimes, there are more important things than football.

“I really cannot imagine that anyone wants to watch football on that night,” he told reporters.

“I really think it is no problem for people to be very concentrated on important nights on something other than football. If the supporters want to see a game on Christmas Eve then probably the television broadcaster will find a way to deliver it and obviously they’ve found a way already.

If we play on 24 December I am not sure we can fight against it. Sky has to make a decision if they really want to do this, if they really want to bring supporters on to the streets that night, if they really want to bring all the people who work for television away from home that night.”

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