- Top flight clubs fear they are losing the battle to get South Americans back early
- Premier League teams have asked their players to consider returning soon
- However, the countries are not shaking and the stars do not want to pressurize
- This has left clubs facing the prospect of missing major stars for the first game.
- Liverpool could be without Alisson Baker and Fabinho to visit Watford
Premier League clubs fear they are losing the battle to have their South American stars released from international duty early to line up in the next round of top-flight matches.
as revealed by sportsmail On Tuesday, Premier League sides asked their players to consider withdrawing from their countries’ final World Cup qualifiers, with Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay all playing just a day before home action is recommended.
There have also been talks between the clubs and the respective national federations to reach an agreement.
Premier League clubs fear they will lose their battle to get their South Americans back early
Issues involving late international break fixtures affect Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
While no final decision has been made, the nations involved are currently refusing to budge, while also acknowledging the players’ willingness to represent their countries by clubs – and their reluctance to apply too much pressure.
This has left some clubs fearing that their players will likely be with their national teams for the entire international break, putting their participation in the first game in doubt.
as also revealed by sportsmailClubs were looking at logistics to get their players back to England in time for their next Premier League games, even if they feature in the final qualifiers.
Several clubs, including Liverpool, are facing the prospect of being without major stars for their first game after the international break.
Alisson Baker and Fabinho may miss Liverpool’s trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford
It is believed that there is enough time between the two matches to bring him back to England on time.
However, the turnaround is likely to be very difficult for Liverpool, who have an early kick-off from the affected clubs.
Goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Fabinho could be involved in Brazil’s 1.30 p.m. kick-off on Friday, 15 October.
With the start of lunch at Watford on Saturday 16 October, Liverpool asked the Hornets to move the game back to 7.45 pm.
That request was rejected by Watford, who felt it would cause too much disruption for supporters who had already made travel plans, facing the prospect of Liverpool being without the Brazilian pair at Vicarage Road. Had to do