Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp push for new Premier League rule as FSG reveal £ 220million plan for Liverpool


Your morning summary of Thursday, September 23.

‘It’s ridiculous’ – Pep Guardiola agrees with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on calls for new Premier League rule

Pep Guardiola has called on the Premier League to increase the number of substitutions allowed to five for each team.

Guardiola’s request for a change in the substitutes rule echoes a similar request Jurgen Klopp made last season.

The rule was temporarily changed by the Premier League to allow managers to make five changes when restarting the project.

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However, a majority decision was made to revert to three substitutes last season, despite the other big leagues in Europe keeping the new rule in place.

The Manchester City boss has called the current law “ridiculous” after his side’s Carabao Cup victory over Wycombe on Tuesday as his side struggled with a growing injury list.

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FSG makes long-term £ 220million statement as next stage of Liverpool plan begins

The FSG may have been criticized for its lack of transfer spending this summer, but its £ 60million pledge to the Anfield Road stand shows that it is still ready to invest in the long-term prospects of Liverpool.

The transfer policy used this summer has focused on securing the future of key Reds players such as Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk, with the owners’ stadium plans following a similar vein.

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An expanded stand at Anfield Road will provide an additional 7,000 seats, bringing Anfield’s total capacity to 61,000 for the start of the 2023/24 season.

The £ 60million disbursed for the project brings FSG’s total expenditure on construction costs to £ 220million, combined with the £ 110million spent on the main stand and AXA’s £ 50million training center sterling, unveiled last year.

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