According to The Times, Premier League clubs have been informed by FIFA that they will be unable to select their Brazilian players for a five-day period or they will face a possible sanction.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva will now be unavailable for selection for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The likes of Liverpool – with Alisson and Fabinho – and Manchester United – with Fred – have also been impacted by this huge decision.
How Liverpool could look at Elland
How Liverpool could look at Elland Road
Klopp might see this as the perfect opportunity to give Thiago Alcantara a first start of the season after he didn’t join up with the Spain camp, while Naby Keita is also an option after he was safely removed from Guinea this week.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones represent other options., while James Milner will be in line to face his former club if he can shake off a knock.
In attack, it was already highly likely that Firmino wouldn’t play after he went off early against Chelsea, with Diogo Jota replacing him then and likely to do so again here.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane didn’t have any issues on international duty, although Takumi Minamino did pick up a minor knock for Japan.