After a series of postponed matches this weekend, the Premier League clubs will meet on Monday to discuss the ongoing Corona crisis.
A meeting with the managers and captains is scheduled for later this week, according to Sky Sports. The Premier League director, Richard Masters, in a letter to clubs, urged all players to get vaccinated.
We emphasized the importance of vaccination, and it has never been more important, he says.
In October, official Premier League figures showed that 81% of players had received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 68% had received a full vaccination. Meanwhile, 94 percent of Bundesliga players have been fully vaccinated.
– There are several concerns and issues recently. I only hope the Premier League will take into account the health of the players, said Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard.
Villa’s home match against Burnley was postponed two hours before kick-off on Saturday due to positive tests, injuries and illness in the Villa squad.
The league understands that a decision to postpone the match at short notice will disappoint and disappoint the fans, according to Premier League reports.
Aston Villa have stated that the club acted as quickly as possible, but apologize for the inconvenience caused to Burnley and the club’s supporters.
So far, only Leeds-Arsenal have completed this round, while according to plan there are three new games on Sunday. Six matches have been postponed.
It is feared that more matches will be smoked on Sunday.
The Premier League announced, on Tuesday, 42 positive tests for Corona in one week – the highest number it has provided since it began with weekly numbers last year.
Graham Potter, Brighton’s manager, said it would be difficult to continue given the current trend. Brentford president Thomas Frank wanted all matches to be postponed until “Boxing Day” – December 26.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp will not stop the league.
If the virus wants to go away, I’m the first to stop, go home, and wait for it to go away. But perhaps this is not the case. So what’s the point of stopping? “I hope we and Tottenham play on Sunday,” says Klopp.
He says nearly everyone in the club has been vaccinated, perhaps one hundred percent.
I have no problem saying I got the booster plug as fast as I could, and that will be the case for many, if not all, of our ranks in the coming days and weeks, says Klopp.
note! In the English Football League, ie the second, third and fourth tier, 25 per cent of players said they did not intend to vaccinate, according to the BBC. 19 games in these three divisions were postponed on Saturday.