Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp admits he still “has no idea” whether the club’s Brazilian players can play Leeds United live on Sky Sports on Sunday.
It was revealed on Wednesday that FIFA relied on Article 5 to prevent Premier League clubs from selecting Brazilian players whom they refused to post for the final round of international matches at the request of the Brazilian Football Association .
If enforced, these players would miss the Premier League games this weekend and also the Champions League games on Tuesday.
Liverpool would be one of the Premier League clubs hardest hit by these restrictions as Alisson, Fabinho and the currently injured Robert Firmino would be excluded from the Leeds game.
Liverpool believe FIFA has no basis to ban clubs from selecting players, but Klopp admits he is unsure about getting the Brazilians to choose on Sunday as discussions about their availability continue.
“I have no idea when I can expect a solution,” said Klopp.
“We will see. At the moment I don’t know when to make a decision. But there will be a moment.
“Today’s training will of course be very important. It would be nice if we could train with the team I want to play with on Sunday. We’ll see.”
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