Liverpool's preparations for the Champions League final were boosted by the news that midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho will be fit to face Real Madrid after injury scares.
Liverpool have scored 20 times in 17 days and have 26 goals in their first nine fixtures to equal a club record for a top-flight campaign set in 1922
Eight Brazilian Premier League players — including Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Fabinho — were called-up by Brazil coach Tite for the next round of 2022 qualifiers in October.
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Tite has called up eight English Premier League players, including the seven whose clubs stopped them travelling to the last rounds of matches in September due to a potential COVID quarantine.
The Brazilian football association (CBF) confirmed that it had asked global governing body FIFA to invoke regulations that bar players for five days after an international break if they are not released by their clubs
The 27-year-old Scottish international left-back follows England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Brazilian duo Fabinho, and Alisson Becker and Dutch central defender Virgil Van Dijk in signing new deals with the 2020 champions.
The 30-year-old Dutch international central defender's new deal is reported to tie him to the club till 2025.
France U-21 international Konate will compete for a position at the heart of Klopp's defence after they suffered a host of centre-back injuries this season.
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After a week dominated by England's 'big six' aiming to guarantee top level European football every season via a breakaway Super League (ESL), Chelsea and Liverpool turned their attentions to trying to earn a top-four Premier League finish on the field.
Thiago and Fabinho are expected to be paired together on Wednesday to try and wrestle control from Madrid's talented triumvirate, but Klopp also has a big decision to make up front.
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A sixth successive home league defeat, the latest to struggling Fulham on Sunday, left the Reds well adrift of Champions League qualification, having played more matches than the teams immediately above them.
With 11 games left, seventh-placed Liverpool are languishing four points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Arrivals in Britain from "Red List" countries are subject to 10 days' hotel confinement, which would apply to Brazilian trio Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho and Portugal forward Diogo Jota.
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Pep Guardiola's side stretched their English top-flight record run to 16 successive victories in all competitions.
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Fabinho has largely been used in central defence by Jurgen Klopp this season after Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip suffered season-ending injuries.
Matip's injury is another blow to Liverpool's hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
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Danny Ings's stunning second-minute goal earned three points which moved Southampton into sixth and led to Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl breaking into tears of joy on the final whistle.
Premier League champions Liverpool would not say how long the 29-year-old central defender would be out.
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Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, filling in for the absent Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in central defence, limped off in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League match against Midtjylland with a muscle issue.
Liverpool managed to beat both Dutch giants Ajax and Sheffield United last week despite missing star central defender van Dijk.