Jurgen Klopp dealt major blow as five substitute rule is rejected by Premier League clubs for a THIRD time December 17, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

Premier League clubs have rejected a move to allow five substitutions for a THIRD time.

The news will come as a huge blow to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Man City boss Pep Guardiola, who have been very vocal in their view that the measure should be reintroduced to the English top flight amid a growing number of injuries to players.

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Diogo Jota, (second right), is the latest Liverpool player to be sidelined 

The latest vote at the meeting of the 20 shareholder clubs was deadlocked at 10 votes to 10, falling well short of the 14-6 majority needed.

In a bid to appease some clubs, teams will be allowed to name up to nine substitutes on the bench.

More to follow…

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