Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has demanded for a permanent solution on the club-versus-country row over Covid quarantine rules from the UK Government.
Premier League clubs including Liverpool recently refused to release their players for the World Cup qualifiers. The reason being the 10-day quarantine rule. Which is being imposed by the UK Government on the players returning from the countries in the “red” travel list.
Meanwhile, in response to this, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and three other national associations urged FIFA to ban players (who weren’t released by their clubs for international fixtures) from their club duty for 5 days after the international break is over.
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In the previous international breaks, the Brazilian trio were bared by FIFA as they were unable to travel to brazil. Thus, the Premier League clubs than urged the governing body to release the players from the 5 days ban. Later on, FIFA eventually released the players and therefore the trio was able to play against Leeds United.
Jurgen Klopp wants to avoid a fresh row between countries vs club and is urging the UK Goverment for solution.
Realizing the fact that there is ging to be another International break in the month of October, Klopp said
“There must be a solution obviously, because we cannot just leave it like this and say it’s not a problem. Yes it is a problem.”
Speking about the solution for the club-versus-country row, the Boss said
“It’s not good for the players or the clubs as well. And I hope the Government comes up with some kind of solution”
The upcoming international break is going to commence from 5th of October and will last till 14th of that month. Adding to the current situation Klopp said
“I’m pretty sure the relevant people are working on this. I know they’re working on this, but there’s nothing decided yet, at least as far as I’m concerned.”
Meanwhile, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to discuss the probable solution this week with the FIFA president. Liverpool will be looking forward for a permanent solution on the situation in the coming days. But as of now there is no such announcement yet from the UK government or any other governing body of FIFA.
Liverpool will be tying horns with Manchester City before the upcoming international breaks. Thus, in order to avid yet another debate between the clubs and the countries Jurgen Klopp is urging for a permanent solution from the UK Government.