Jurgen Klopp says the FA’s 40 medals for Liverpool’s Cup winners is NOT ENOUGH, as he requests more for his players and staff having used 31 squad members throughout the campaign
- Liverpool won Saturday’s FA Cup final by beating Chelsea on penalties
- FA rules say 40 medals are handed out to playing staff and coaches at each club
- But Liverpool played 31 players overall on the road to tournament victory
- Klopp says Liverpool need more and that his coaches missed out on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp has made a direct plea to the FA to deliver Liverpool more medals after their FA Cup victory against Chelsea at the weekend.
Klopp made a similar remark last month, claiming that Liverpool were still waiting for Carabao Cup winners’ medals to hand out to youth players who played in earlier rounds of the competition.
Now, speaking on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s must-win Premier League clash against Southampton, Klopp said the same issue arose in the FA Cup celebrations.
Jurgen Klopp said there were not enough FA Cup winners’ medals for his staff on Saturday
Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties at Wembley to claim their second trophy of the season
‘Dear FA, please send some more medals,’ Klopp said. ‘Everybody has his part – we had the discussion, maybe we can order here publicly more medals.
‘I cannot believe that the amount of medals is restricted, why would you do that? We realised we want to give medals to all the players and they say then coaches cannot have it – what?
‘It’s really a bit tough. It’s a not a good idea – the squads are getting bigger but the numbers stay the same.’
FA rules state that 40 medals are handed out to coaches and playing staff on both sides after the FA Cup final.
But speaking about the League Cup medals on April 28, Klopp underlined the need for more. He said: ‘We are still waiting for the medals from the Carabao Cup.
‘You can obviously order – I never will understand that, if I would be in charge of these competitions I would already give everybody 60 medals.’
Liverpool used 31 players on the way to FA Cup glory and 33 in winning the Carabao Cup.
Klopp said in April that there were not enough medals when Liverpool won the Carabao Cup
Klopp and Liverpool now need to dust themselves down after Saturday’s cup final triumph and get set to face Southampton at St Mary’s on Tuesday night in the Premier League.
Liverpool must win to keep their Premier League title hopes alive – a victory on the south coast would mean the title again goes down to the final day of the season.
City face an Aston Villa side managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard on Sunday, while Liverpool host Wolves.
Let’s hope that if Liverpool win both of their remaining games and Gerrard does former club Liverpool a favour, the Premier League can succeed where the FA have failed.
After the Premier League season is over, Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28.