What’s next in the Premier League? Most recently, the league stuck to the game plan around the holidays – despite the fact that the Omikron variant has the island firmly under control. But now the football professionals and coaches have called a crisis meeting due to the high burden of the tight calendar, which will increase due to the corona-related postponements. Due to numerous positive cases, nine of the last 20 games in the Premier League had to be canceled.
The league wants to push through the game plan for the time being – much to the annoyance of Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp, who has advocated thinning the game schedule in recent years (long before the Corona crisis). “I have not only started worrying about the well-being of the players this year. I’ve been talking about this for six years or more. If what I’m saying helped more, I would say it more often. But it doesn’t change anything, ”says Klopp.
The low vaccination rate in the Premier League is seen as the biggest problem. A quarter of the kickers play without protection. According to Monday, there was a record of 90 corona cases (players and support staff) in the past week. These had been filtered out from 12,345 tests.