German Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp warned, Wednesday, that players will not be allowed to travel to their countries for the 2022 World Cup Qatar qualifiers, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We do not have to allow the players to leave and all clubs agree that we cannot allow them to leave and then quarantine is imposed for 10 days,” Klopp said at a press conference.
Brazilian players Alison Baker, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Portuguese Diogo Jota, in the event that they leave the UK, will have to quarantine upon return and thus lose at least two games with their club.
Klopp said, “I understand the different needs of the federations, but we are at a time when it is not possible to satisfy everyone and the clubs pay the salaries of the players. This means that we must be the priority.”
In fact, Klopp’s refusal is the same as that of the FA and others in Europe, such as Germany, who have put the double history of eliminations in South America under scrutiny.
“I’m worried, yeah, when someone has to come out of the bubble. There have been cases in our case too, but not for long and never spread. There were more cases the last time there was an international shutdown, like at Christmas.” It’s a real challenge, “concluded DT in a preview of tomorrow’s match against Chelsea, ahead of the 29th. (Telam)