The international break is now upon Liverpool and it continues to throw up one conundrum after another, with kickoff requests denied and quarantine protocols to navigate.
Watford deny Reds’ kickoff change request
Jurgen Klopp has been very vocal about the exemptions for internationals heading to red-list countries, saying it “doesn’t sound to me like a real solution.”
It means the Brazilian duo are set to miss the trip due to a lack of time to recover and prepare. With a 10-day quarantine also highly unlikely to see them feature at Atletico.
What a farce this international malarkey is with the pandemic still ongoing.
International conundrums for the Reds
- Alisson and Fabinho are likely to miss both games at Watford AND Atletico – we explain all the reasons why here and possible solutions.
- But the Brazilian FA are to play hard ball with one such solution with no early return to the UK to be sanctioned after their second game.
- Nevertheless, it’s no substitute for Liverpool but there’s plenty of Reds to keep an eye on throughout the break, and this is how you can watch them in action.
Latest Liverpool FC news
- A top Italian source has claimed Liverpool made an offer to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina, but they were rebuffed in favour of Juventus.
- The CIES Football Observatory has assessed Liverpool‘s squad as the sixth most valuable in European football, with a value of £742 million.
- Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi will “definitely” move next summer, with the Reds among a number of interested suitors for a deal up to £34 million.
Latest Premier League chat
- Alex Ferguson wasn’t particularly impressed Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t start against Everton, but didn’t United concede after he came on?
- Claudio Ranieri has been confirmed as the latest boss at Watford, the Reds could do without any new manager bounce though!
- A Newcastle United Supporters Trust vote sees 94.3% in favour of Steve Bruce resigning or getting the sack after a poor start sees them placed 19th.
Tweet of the day and match of the night
Mohamed Salah not idolised enough by the Kop? Where has the notion come from… madness.
Probably only in Egypt is Salah more idolised than he is on the Kop. Not sure where the idea he isn't has come from. https://t.co/i5IC1HS06s
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 5, 2021
With the international break only just starting it’s a quiet night, but you can tune in to watch the next gen with Liverpool‘s Under-21s in the EFL Cup at Bolton on LFCTV, kickoff is at 7pm (BST).