"It doesn’t make sense" – Solskjaer admits he agrees with Klopp on Fernandes
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to follow Jurgen Klopp's lead and stop his players from travelling for international duty this month, with Bruno Fernandes set to be denied the opportunity to link up with Portugal.
Premier League players from several nations would be forced to into quarantine for 10 days upon their return to the UK from international duty, with big-name stars then being forced to miss huge matches.
Liverpool boss Klopp spoke out about the issue on Wednesday, with Fernandes' Portugal teammate Diogo Jota one of the players he wants to stop from travelling.
“I think everyone agrees we cannot let the players go and play for their country and come back and quarantine for 10 days in a hotel, that is not how we can do it,” Klopp explained.
“FIFA was kind of clear that we don't have to let the players go this time, and I think all the clubs agree that with the same problems we cannot just let the boys go.
“We can’t just wait to sort the situation when they come back by placing our players in a 10-day quarantine in a hotel, it is just not possible.”
Speaking after his side's goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday, Solskjaer agreed with Klopp's stance in principle.
"We have not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn't make sense if you lose your player for 10 days' isolation because we are the ones paying the players," he said.
"From what I understand, that [being allowed to ban players travelling] is the rule.
"FIFA have given the rule that they don't have to be released, so it is going to be a hard call to make to let them play in red-list countries.
"I want Bruno ready for Brighton and hopefully we will be through in Europe and against Tottenham after that."
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