Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has echoed his manager Jurgen Klopp’s words by denouncing the importance UEFA Nations League and calling it “ridiculous”.
In an effort to cut down on the number of meaningless friendlies played outside of major tournament qualification, UEFA has made a new addition to the international calendar .
Klopp had previously hit out at the introduction of a competition which has put international managers under more pressure to name strong squads during periods of a domestic campaign in which certain players may require a rest.
Klopp said: “Now the players go off and play the Nations League which is the most senseless competition in the world. We have to start thinking about the players. You have to call the manager of any country and say can you leave players out and he says I am under pressure as well.”
And now Lovren has backed Klopp’s thoughts by saying: “I agree with Klopp, the Nations League is a ridiculous competition. There is no sense in playing these games. It's not a real competition that you have to win. You can call these games whatever you want, but the fact is they are friendly games!”