Liverpool fans will be furious once they hear how Spain reacted to South American stars returning late from international duty

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The Premier League has steadily cultivated a reputation for slow reaction times when it comes to matters of importance.

When it came to finding a solution for the issue of late returnees from South American ties, Spanish authorities (specifically a government body – the National Sports council) reacted and postponed a handful of top-flight fixtures to compensate, as reported by Marca.

By contrast, the English top-flight was once again found wanting and completely lacking a suitable remedy.

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To be fair to the Premier League, La Liga have proved to be similarly undependable in the matter, though it does raise questions as to why we couldn’t have taken a similar approach and delayed games to allow sides the full use of their squads.

With Alisson Becker and Fabinho potentially set to be sidelined due to the lack of a break between Brazil’s meeting with Uruguay and Liverpool’s weekend clash with Watford, we’re losing out on key members of the starting-XI.

Clubs shouldn’t be put in a position where they’re being forced to lump out six figures for private transportation only to have a slim chance of potentially being able to field their first-choice players upon the return of domestic football.

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  1. To be fair to the suits at the FA, they are generally pretty busy searching out troughs to dip their snouts into.

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