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Fabinho and Alisson: Liverpool duo expected to miss Premier League match against Watford on Saturday
October 14, 2021
Liverpool’s Brazilian duo Fabinho and Alisson are anticipated to overlook out on their Premier League match in opposition to Watford on Saturday.
Each are within the Brazil squad for his or her conflict in opposition to Uruguay at 1.30am on Friday morning UK time, which kicks off simply 35 hours earlier than they’re as a result of play on Saturday at 12.30pm.
Watford had reportedly snubbed a Liverpool request to maneuver their assembly to a night kick-off.
Midfielder Fabinho revealed that as a result of fast turnaround, he and goalkeeper Alisson would possibly wrestle to make it to Watford in time.
“I consider that this primary match in opposition to Watford, will probably be very onerous for us,” he stated. “I do not suppose we’ll play. Neither Alisson nor myself.
“The match in opposition to Uruguay might be Friday in a single day there (in the UK) and the match in opposition to Watford is at 12:30pm (Saturday).
“With all of what’s concerned with journey, I do not know the way a lot time we’ll have between one recreation and the opposite.
“I consider that we can’t be taking part in.”
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After Watford, Liverpool journey to face Atletico Madrid within the Champions League subsequent week, and Fabinho revealed the membership are already contemplating flying the pair instantly out to Spain as a substitute of returning to England and getting into a 10-day quarantine interval.
He stated: “We can even have to quarantine, however the membership remains to be finding out whether or not it’s higher to go straight to Spain to play in opposition to Atletico and quarantine there, with out staying in a lodge in England.”
Alexander-Arnold, Jota out there for Watford conflict
Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are anticipated to be out there for the membership’s Premier League recreation in opposition to Watford on Saturday.
Proper-back Alexander-Arnold sustained a muscle drawback previous to the worldwide break which meant he was absent from the 5-1 win away at Porto and the 2-2 draw at residence to Manchester Metropolis.
Portugal ahead Jota was despatched residence early from worldwide obligation after a muscle situation prevented him from coaching earlier than his nation’s victory over Qatar final Saturday.