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Jurgen Klopp bemused by ‘most ridiculous’ FA planning for Wembley semi-final

Jurgen Klopp bemused by ‘most ridiculous’ FA planning for Wembley semi-final
No trains are running on the West Coast Mainline when Klopp’s Liverpool face Manchester City at Wembley later this month.

ユルゲン・クロップ has strongly criticised the Football Association over Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final travel difficulties, calling it “one of the most ridiculous stories I ever heard”.

The Reds will take on マンチェスター市ウェンブリー on April 16 despite engineering works meaning no trains are running on the West Coast Mainline for the whole Easter weekend.

The FA is putting on free coaches for up to 5,000 リバプール and City fans but getting to ロンドン will undoubtedly be a challenge for supporters with tickets.

Speaking ahead of the Reds’ Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday, Liverpool boss Klopp said: “It’s one of the most ridiculous stories I ever heard.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not impressed with the FA (アダムデイビー/ PA)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not impressed with the FA (アダムデイビー/ PA)

“I heard that they know it since 18 月. I’m not sure what the FA thought. No club from the north west will be part of the semi-finals? I really can’t believe that things like this can happen with all the information you have out there.

“I heard the FA – probably we’ll do it as well – put on some coaches on the road, しかし、それは何ですか, usually four and a half hours to London, it will be then 12 probably because all the coaches are in the same direction. It makes absolutely no sense.

“I’m not sure when they had to decide when is the semi-finals. I think there would have been probably another weekend between the Champions League games. At least then all the fans could have gone to Wembley and now they can’t, or it’s more difficult.

"一方, how I know our people, they will find a way. I’m just really not happy that somebody made it complicated for them. It should be easier to go and see your football team in a semi-final.”