Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sympathised with Manchester United ahead of their frantic fixture run.
The Red devils were scheduled to host Liverpool at Old Trafford last week Sunday but protests against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club saw the game postponed.
With little space available on the fixture calendar, the big game will now take place on Thursday 13 May.
It leaves United on a run of three matches in five days, starting against Aston Villa on Sunday with Leicester at Old Trafford 48 hours later on Tuesday before the game against Liverpool.
United were in Rome on Thursday as they booked a place in the Europa League final, with Solskjaer criticising ‘people who’ve never played football at this level’ for making the ‘impossible’ fixture pile-up.
Liverpool will face Southampton on Saturday before their midweek game against United with Klopp explaining that his club had little input in the decision-making – adding it creates problems for his team too.
‘We were informed about the process, but nothing to do with it really,’ Klopp said. ‘Yes, I feel sympathy for him [Solskjaer], it’s not how it should be.
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‘But it’s not good for us as well, to be honest. I would’ve preferred to play the game last week. ‘Now we have five games in the last two weeks so that’s not really cool as well.
‘But that’s how it is. Nothing to complain about or whatever, it’s just the situation.’
Liverpool are still aiming for a top four finish and head into the weekend in seventh, seven points behind fourth placed Chelsea.