Liverpool players will be available for Leeds clash as Brazil drop bans – .

Liverpool players will be available for Leeds clash as Brazil drop bans – .

Liverpool’s Brazilian contingent will be available for selection against Leeds United after the Brazilian FA lifted potential bans for the duo.
Alisson Becker and Fabinho were both set to miss the Premier League game at Elland Road after the Brazilian FA asked FIFA to force the five-day decision on the players after Liverpool refused to release them for international duties this month -this.

It came after Premier League clubs unanimously agreed not to release players for the international match round if matches were held in countries on the UK government’s red list.

This would have meant that the players would have had to be quarantined on their return to the UK and not be able to play for their clubs.

But now, following extensive discussions with FIFA, FA and the Premier League, the associations of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay have agreed to lift the automatic five-day restriction.

Roberto Firmino was also expected to be hit with the same suspension, but has already been ruled out due to a hamstring issue.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp previously expressed frustration and unhappiness with the situation during his press conference on Friday.

“I can say what I know: I don’t know at the moment,” said the Reds boss. “We’ll see, there are meetings going on.

“We all know we are in the middle of a pandemic which is difficult for all aspects of life and for football it was also difficult.

“We have a few more games to play than we usually have to play at the international level. We had a summer break where suddenly someone organized a Copa America again, where they could have played the games, for example, without playing a Copa America, which they had a year ago.

“But people decide things like that without us. Okay, nobody cares, that’s how it is.

“Then a week or 10 days before the international break, we get ‘Okay, we’re now playing three games and the last game is Thursday night’. In fact, Friday morning.

“So we have nothing to do with it. Friday morning, by the way. We have nothing to do with it, we can’t decide nothing about it, we just read these things. “

This means Raphina will also be available for Leeds United for the crucial game.


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