Jurgen Klopp has supported Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his complaints with the Premier League over the TV schedule.

The Liverpool boss saw his side hold off Manchester City in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite being without stars such as Virgil van Dijk, Thiago and Fabinho, they were given five days of recovery after travelling to Italy and beating Atalanta 5-0 in the Champions League.

But it was not the same story for the Reds’ rivals, with United losing 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday before seeing off Everton 3-1 three days later.

It saw Solskjaer lay into the Premier League for the putting their fixture so early in the weekend to fit into broadcasting times.

Jurgen Klopp has supported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in telling the Premier League they need to change their TV scheduling
Jurgen Klopp has supported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in telling the Premier League they need to change their TV scheduling

And Klopp supported the Norwegian with his own damning statement on the schedule.

Speaking to BBC Sport , the Reds boss said: “I have spoken to the Premier League. No team on a Wednesday night play away in the Champion should have the 12:30 kick-off on Saturday.

“Okay Sunday no problem, not the 12:30 on Saturday because you wake up and play football.

“This is the recovery phase. Premier League has to change it, Sky, BT, you everyone has to talk to each other.

The United boss went on a rant at match organisers after having just three days between facing Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton, seeing Luke Shaw go off injured
The United boss went on a rant at match organisers after having just three days between facing Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton, seeing Luke Shaw go off injured

“If you want to have good football then give the boys a few hours more.

“We had after the triple header in the international break we played 12:30. The boys played Wednesday night in Peru, that is not possible. Somebody has to start thinking.”

United saw Luke Shaw limp off with injury while Trent Alexander-Arnold was clutching his calf at the Etihad Stadium.

Solskjaer held nothing back in his post-match interview at Goodison Park over his team’s schedule.

The United boss said: “Of course it is, because we were set up to fail. I said to you before, I want to talk to you about the kick-off time, before the game, and this has set up the boys to fail.

“We’ve got Luke Shaw injured today because we’ve been to Turkey, we’ve had loads of games this season already.

And the Reds boss, who had five days between Atalanta and City, was in agreement, warning that 'everyone has to talk to each other'
And the Reds boss, who had five days between Atalanta and City, was in agreement, warning that 'everyone has to talk to each other'

“And we’ve been to Turkey on Wednesday night, back Thursday morning and we’re playing Saturday, lunchtime kick-off?

“It’s an absolute shambles and I can’t praise the boys enough for that character they’ve shown. That’s all I want to talk about today. Those boys, they deserve better than being thrown out here to fail today.”

The intensity will only get worse for the teams, though, as games will be spread out after the international break.

This is to ensure that Sky and BT are able to show all the Premier League games this season following the U-turn from selected pay-per-view fixtures.

It comes as Solskjaer’s rant sparked a surprised reaction from former team-mate Phil Neville.