Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson fears that player welfare is at the bottom of the football priority list as British games continue to address the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Premier League announced on Monday its intention to continue the traditionally busy Christmas and New Year period, despite more than 90 cases of coronavirus being confirmed between players and staff last week. did.
Six of the ten scheduled games on England’s top flight last weekend were summoned due to a coronavirus outbreak, and Henderson told the BBC:
“Football is everything for us and we want to be able to perform at the highest level every time we step on the pitch. And unfortunately, it’s difficult to do that at this time of year.”
The 31-year-old England midfielder said:
“I’m worried that no one is taking the welfare of the players seriously.”
Liverpool had a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend without many key players including Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara.
That match is one of five matches in two weeks for Liverpool, who will face Leicester in the League Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.
“I think the decision has been made. Of course, we want to play as soccer players, we want to get out there, but we are worried about the welfare of the players, especially at this time of year, everyone. I don’t think I take it seriously, when Covid is here, “Henderson said.
“We talk in the background and try to have some influence in the future, but at this point players can’t get the respect they deserve in that someone can talk independently. I feel that having the power to actually say this is not right for the welfare of the player. “
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