In an attempt to prevent their players from participating in international duty this month, the two managers have been left with no choice other than to give up. Klopp had a desire to stop Diogo Jota from Joining his teammates in international duty this month while Ole Gunnar had wanted to keep his star, Bruno Fernandes, away from his National team involvement.
The two managers had earlier made it clear their intention clear on hopes of blocking their key players out of the Portugal National Team. This is because of the protocols that require traveling players to quarantine for at least 10 days on their return to the UK
Earlier March, Klopp was quoted saying
Ole Gunnar was in support of Klopp viewpoint. However, Ole Gunnar admitted that the final decision was yet to be made. He said,
With Portugal’s recent removal from UK’s “Red List,” it will be difficult for the two managers to be successful in blocking their involvement with their national teams.
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With both managers reluctant on risking their players on international duty, they have no much they can do. Jota has for a while been sidelined due to a knee injury and wanting to risk him is the last thing in his mind, but he can have nothing much to do.