Luis Suarez could have been prevented from playing against Fulham this weekend due to a FIFA rule.
With Uruguay set to take on Jordan next Wednesday in a World Cup play-off, FIFA rules state that players have to be released from club duty five days beforehand to link up with their national side.
Needless to say the revelation sparked some angry responses from Liverpool fans last night, when news started breaking that Suarez may have therefore been unable to lead the Reds’ attack against Fulham this Saturday.
No Luis Suarez in the team against fulham on saturday match???!!! WTF— Recky! (@Recky_Manson) November 5, 2013
However, worry not Liverpool fans because it appears a compromise has been reached with Suarez able to play against Fulham on Saturday afternoon before jetting off to link up with his Uruguay teammates.
Had the Uruguayan FA been hard nosed over the matter, sticking to the rule explicitly, then it would have been a hammer blow to Liverpool, forced to go into a Premier League game without one of their key players.
Suarez would have been forced to travel to Turkey on Saturday to link up with his teammates before their crucial matches against the Jordanian national side.
Suarez has been world class since he returned from that ten game suspension, bagging six goals and an assist from his league appearances so far this season.
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