‘It Is A Joke’ ‘4-3 Scoreline Again’ Liverpool Fans React To FIFA Ruling That Will Impact This Weekend’s Fixture

‘It Is A Joke’ ‘4-3 Scoreline Again’ Liverpool Fans React To FIFA Ruling That Will Impact This Weekend’s Fixture

Liverpool will be without their Brazilian contingent for the game against Leeds United on Sunday, it has been confirmed

The Reds were one of a number of Premier League teams, along with Leeds, Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea who refused to release their Brazilian stars for international duty as they would have had to quarantine on their return to the UK.

FIFA do hold the right to punish teams for refusing to release players, though, with a rule that stipulates that they can ban clubs from using their stars for five days after any international break. This has been enforced, meaning Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino won’t be available for the trip to Elland Road. Unsurprisingly, this has not gone down well with fans on Twitter:

It means Caoimhin Kelleher is likely to start in goal this weekend, with Thiago the favourite to come into the midfield. Firmino’s hamstring injury means he was already expected to miss the match anyway.