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Phil Hay has said on The Phil Hay Show on The Athletic that Leeds United are relaxed about the situation of Raphinha amid a potential ban against Liverpool.

The well-known and well-respected journalist has said that Brazilian winger Raphinha has been training this week.

Leeds will take on Liverpool at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday.

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The 24-year-old could be suspended for the match because he did not travel with the Brazil national team for the internationals over the break, according to BBC Sport.

Hay said on The Phil Hay Show on The Athletic: “Speaking to Leeds, they are fairly relaxed about it, and Raphinha has continued training this week, but they do need to know because come Thursday, Friday time, Bielsa will want to decide on his team, and he is going to want to know what his XI is going to be.”

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Potential blow for Leeds United

It is really hard to say at the moment what will happen regarding the potential ban on Raphinha and other Brazilian players based in the Premier League who were not released by their clubs during the international break.

It will be a blow for Leeds if the winger is banned.

After all, Liverpool are a very strong team, and Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa needs his best players to win against the Reds.

The 24-year-old has scored one goal in three Premier League appearances for Leeds so far this season.

The winger scored six goals and gave nine assists in 26 league starts last season.

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