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Klopp ‘concerned’ over Liverpool call-ups amid lack of FIFA clarity


Jurgen Klopp admits he is “concerned” over international call-ups that will see his Liverpool players travel abroad for upcoming fixtures amid a lack of clarity from FIFA.

The German boss claims the governing body said clubs did not have to let their players leave on international duty if there was not a properly worked out plan in place for when they returned.


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The rules on quarantine have not been made clear to managers like Klopp, who is worried the likes of Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota will not be immediately available after the international break.

“We are concerned, yes,” Klopp said. “In the last few months when someone left the bubble, [it’s a concern]. We haven’t had any cases for a while now. England is in the right direction but yes, we are concerned.

“Having more information would be great. What is a red list country? It’s not easy for us to travel from England. FIFA was clear that we didn’t have to let the players go and all the clubs agree that we cannot just let them go and sort it when they’re back.

“We cannot let the players go so they have to stay in a hotel for 10 days when they return.”





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