Before the Premier League clash, Klopp said it was a “waste of time” attempting to persuade the football authorities and broadcast rights holders to review the fixture schedule after Liverpool played the early Saturday fixture at following their Champions League defeat to Atalanta on Wednesday.
When asked by BT Sport whether Milner suffered a hamstring injury, Klopp replied: “Yeah, congratulations. Hamstring. Surprise. And they had injuries as well because it’s a tough time.”
“I’m not having a go at the broadcasters, I just say how it is. 12:30 [p.m. GMT] after Wednesday is really dangerous for the players.”
Klopp also criticised Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder who openly opposed the reintroduction of five substitutions.
“Chris Wilder or whoever, constantly say I’m selfish,” Klopp added. “I think all the things show that he’s selfish but that’s not too important.
“I was in a similar situation as he is when I worked at Mainz — all about staying in the league. They now have three subs and one point.”