Three Liverpool stars are among the Premier League players who will probably have to travel to South America next week to play World Cup qualifiers.
The Liverpool trio Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho have all been taken out of Brazil’s squad. Other Premier League players in the squad are Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Richarlison (Everton) and Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).
Premier League clubs are skeptical about letting their players go to South America while the corona is ravaging. According to the New York Times, they have contacted FIFA for help, but that the International Football Association will force the clubs to release their players.
To reduce the risk of infection, the clubs will probably rent private jets to transport the players over to South America, writes.
The World Cup qualifier in South America should have started in March, but has been postponed as a result of the corona infection. Brazil will face Bolivia and Peru.
According to the New York Times, there have been protests from both clubs and leagues. The clubs simply do not want to release the players on long journeys to other continents during the pandemic – and without them having control over all the infection measures.
According to the third, Brazil has the most confirmed cases of infection in the world with 4.8 million. Only the United States and India have more.
Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders said at his press conference on Wednesday that this week’s second meeting with Arsenal will be different from Monday’s match.
– It will be a completely different match, win or lose. Mikel has gained a clear identity in the Arsenal team. It applies regardless of whether you change the team, Klopps Dutch assistant stated before the league cup match.