The Brazilian trio Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho and Portugal forward Diogo Jota would all be required to undergo 10 days’ hotel isolation under current guidelines as arrivals from Red List countries.
Just before the March international break, FIFA had extended an exemption for clubs to refuse the release of their players if there is a mandatory quarantine of five days or more in place in the relevant country.
“I think all the clubs agree that with the same problems we cannot just let the boys go and then sort the situation when they come back by placing our players in a 10-day quarantine in a hotel, it is just not possible,“ Klopp said.
“I understand the needs of the different FAs but this is a time where we cannot make everyone happy and we have to admit the players are paid by the clubs so it means we have to be first priority.”
Jurgen Klopp added that the club would wait for any travel-related decisions to be reached before the scheduled international between March 22 and March 30.
“We cannot make everybody happy at the same time in this period of our lives,” he said. “We are not 100% sure because it is not clear because some countries might change the venues that they are playing in.”
However, Klopp is hopeful Fabinho, who has missed the Reds’ last four matches with a muscle injury, can return to his regular midfield role during the remainder of the season after playing 18 different centre-back pairings this campaign.
“To bring Fabinho back in midfield would be in some games quite helpful,” the German said.