'Amazing': Some Liverpool fans erupt over big boost ahead of Leeds clash tomorrow
Liverpool fans have welcomed the news regarding the availability of Alisson Becker and Fabinho for this weekend’s Premier League match against Leeds.
FIFA has cleared players who were called up by Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay during the international break to play in the league this weekend.
Last month, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed not to release players for international matches in countries on the UK government’s red list.
All of mainland South America is currently on this red list.
But earlier this week, there was a risk that a number of key Premier League players wouldn’t be able to feature.
FIFA had invoked Article 5 to stop Premier League clubs from selecting players who weren’t released for the September fixtures, following a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation.
However, following talks with FIFA, the FA and the Premier League, the Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay football associations agreed to waive the automatic five-day restriction.
This resolution was reached late on Friday night, just over 12 hours before the first Premier League fixture of matchday four.
This means Alisson and Fabinho – Roberto Firmino is currently injured – can start for the Reds at Elland Road on Sunday.
And Liverpool fans were pleased with the news ahead of the Leeds trip:
That’s amazing news 👏 xx @YNWA— 🌹🌹Deborah🌹🌹#LFC #YNWA #Cancer (@Dubsy_chat) September 10, 2021
Like new signings let’s goooooo— Mœ🇵🇸 (@FutbolMoe) September 10, 2021
Common sense really— ROB (@97_BOSS_97) September 10, 2021
Common sense prevails. . .AT LAST.— Sarah James #19* (@SJview) September 10, 2021
HOLD DAT BRAZIL— Lfc_Temple (@liamtemple66) September 10, 2021
So it look like Bobby fabinho and Alisson got the all clear 😛😛 bring on Leeds tomorrow 👊🏾👍🏾— Certified G 😎🇯🇲😎LFC ¹⁹🔥❤️ (@Jamaica118118) September 11, 2021
Now Alisson starts ahead of Adrian Leeds will have to scrap their game plan of shooting from anywhere they get possession of the ball— Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) September 10, 2021
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