Jürgen Klopp continues to be frustrated by the lack of involvement from clubs, players and management in making important game decisions, including international successes.
While Liverpool have to prepare for a game in Leeds on Sunday, much of the pre-game discourse revolved around Brazil’s efforts to enforce a five-day ban on those players who have not reported for duty.
Despite serious concerns about the well-being of gamers and at a time when the pandemic continues, gamers are the ones who have to bear the brunt of the punishment.
Whether Alisson and Fabinho are play-free remained unknown until Friday afternoon, even after one of Brazil’s games had to be canceled and in the knowledge that a 10-day quarantine would be enforced upon their return to the UK.
Klopp remains amused by the absurdity of the situation and the various international rules that currently have to be overcome.
“When the discussions came up before this last international break, all the clubs in Europe were there and everyone agreed,” Klopp told reporters.
“But they didn’t all have the same problems.
“Because Brazil is certainly a red list for England, but not for Germany, and I don’t think it is for France, so it’s not the same problem.
“But the general problem is that we are not involved in all of these decisions.
“We’ll see now, probably all footballers say that we don’t need a World Cup every two years, but it could happen anyway!
“So it’s like, ‘Okay, why did you ask if you don’t care?’
“So it wasn’t the same problem for all leagues, because Brazil is not on the red list for all countries, like England is for Brazil, by the way.
“But it’s funny enough because a Brazilian player can go to Brazil I think [from England] and would not need to be quarantined, but an Argentine player going from England to Brazil must be quarantined.
“Interesting! That’s why they canceled the game, I don’t understand such a thing, but it is.
The coach did not hide his thoughts on the matter when speaking to the press as he was also targeting FIFA, but wanted to emphasize that a suspension for his players in Leeds cannot serve as an excuse.
“My personal opinion on Nobody should be banned because there is no solution for us to get around it,” added Klopp about the situation in Brazil.
“In the game between Brazil and Argentina, because the Argentine players came to Brazil and have been in England for the last 10-14 days, they should have been quarantined there.
“As long as all countries apply their own rules, we will not get out of there.
“If they can’t play, we’ll go [to Leeds] and will not use it as an excuse and deploy our best players. That is not right. “