Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has called for the Barclays Premier League season to kick off on a Sunday so that players do not have two games in less than 72 hours at the start of a 10-month season.
Dalglish is dismayed that football’s over-crowded fixture list will leave top stars having to play for their countries in international friendlies all over the world on Wednesday, August 10, before flying back to their clubs for the opening league fixtures three days later on August 13.
The Premier League unveil their fixture list for the 2011/12 season on Friday and Dalglish is hoping common sense will prevail.
He said: ‘It’s an important season for everyone, with a European Championship at the end of it. So how can it be helpful for players to play Wednesday-Saturday right at the beginning?’