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After Liverpool beat FC Porto in the Champions League last night, Alisson took the time to speak to TNT Sports, where he had a bit of a moan.

What’s the story?

Well, the £150,000-a-week Liverpool man is far from happy with the amount of games he and his fellow professionals are being made to play.

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Alisson said: “In football there’s a demand today and players are asking for it, a better organisation of the calendar. Every calendar. Not just from here in England.

“We’re going to play one game on the 26th and on the 28th we’re going to play another game. That is unacceptable. And we have to play. So it’s not just in Brazil that the calendar is bad. But here in England there are also things that aren’t the best scenario.”

The 51-cap Brazil international has a point – the fixture congestion has become quite ridiculous in recent times.

Liverpool have nine games on their schedule for December, which equates to a match every 3.4 days.

Yes, we all know footballers are paid well, but at what point does it become too hectic that the quality of the sport dips as a result?

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At the end of the day, footballers are humans – their bodies can only take so much sport until they start to wane and injuries occur.

Alisson comments aren’t just about Liverpool

As aforesaid, Liverpool have a game every 3.4 days in December, but it isn’t just about the Reds.

Just take a look at what’s happening across the football world.

Sergio Aguero may be forced to retire due to heart issues, which comes after Christian Eriksen also suffered heart problems at EURO 2020.

Wigan’s Charlie Wyke also collapsed in training this week, while Sheriff’s Adama Traore collapsed against Real Madrid last night holding his chest.

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Sheffield United’s John Fleck also collapsed during a game against Reading earlier this week, and had to be taken to hospital.

Players just keep having more and more games added to their schedules, and it seems to be taking a toll on them.

Hopefully, the likes of FIFA and UEFA can come together to sort this out.

Alisson is spot on – it is becoming unacceptable.

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