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Qatar World Cup must force Liverpool into summer plans already to cope with injuries

The 2022 FIFA World Cup set to be held in Qatar is going to be terrible for injuries for all clubs, but Liverpool need to start planning now to cope with the expected injuries.

One negative with Jurgen Klopp having so many internationals in his starting XI is that they will all head off to the World Cup set to be held during the typical festive fixture list.

While that doesn’t sound too unique, the news that the tournament will be held during the season between 14 November and 26th December will surely infuriate many managers.

The ECHO reports: “Matches will come to a halt on November 12th/13th for players to take part in the World Cup, with that coming 16 games into the season.

“The Premier League is then set to resume again on Boxing Day following the international tournament’s final eight days previously.”

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This gives managers whose teams advance to the latter stages just eight days to cope with any injuries to key players or to assess how high their load is after playing an intense tournament mid-season.

The biggest factor at such a high level in football is that stress and fatigue can cause the body to suffer injuries and the intensity of football played factors into the equation as well.

Liverpool are already battling with injuries this season after the nightmare of the 2020/21 campaign which saw Jurgen Klopp struggle to field senior centre-backs due to an overload of injuries in that area.

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