Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola agrees with Jurgen Klopp over the upcoming international break amid concern for players like Diogo Jota and Alisson Becker.

Liverpool boss Klopp has said that he does not feel players should travel to represent their countries at the end of March if they have to quarantine on their return due to coronavirus restrictions.

The international break is currently set to run from March 22 to March 30, between Liverpool's games against Wolves on March 15 and Arsenal on April 3.

Speaking last month, Guardiola voiced his concern that the international break could well cause an uprising in Covid-19 cases in the Premier League and said it may be worthwhile finishing the domestic season before allowing countries to play.

"I think the Premier League should be concerned about this, all the leagues," he said.

"I know the national federations need to play for qualification, for friendlies and preparation for the European Championships in summertime. This is normal.

"But the reason why there was a lot of cases in the Premier League and now there is barely any cases is because the people don't move. Home-training centre, training centre-home. Home-game, game-home.

"The moment you take planes and move places, I don't know, everything can happen. But I don't know, we didn't get a letter about this."

He added: "It's difficult enough to control it, so I think something is going to rise, unfortunately. I would love to say, or guess, it's not going to happen, but from experience, it happened in two or three waves worldwide, so if you move you take a risk to get the virus again.

"What we have to do is follow the protocols. The scientists and doctors, what they say is best. I'm not a doctor, fortunately for the patients, so I cannot say anything.

"But what I would say, from my humble opinion, we should be careful until the summertime, when we finish the season. As much as we can control would better."

Klopp has echoed this view, arguing that cases have only risen in the Premier League when players have left their teams' respective bubbles.

"I understand the need of the different FA's but it is a time where you cannot make everybody happy," said Klopp.

"The players are paid by the clubs so that means we have to be the first priority. You cannot make everyone happy in this period of our lives.

"We are not 100% sure because it's not clear as some countries might change the venues where they play.

"You always have to wait until the last second pretty much because people need time to make decisions.

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"I think everybody agrees that we cannot let the players go and come back and quarantine for 10 days in a hotel - that's not how we can do it."

He added: "We are concerned. All the things that happened from a virus point of view in the last few months was when someone had to leave the bubble.

"In England, it is all going in the right direction and looks positive and promising. Yes, we are concerned about these kind of things."

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday's visit from Chelsea, Klopp admitted the thought of dispatching his players across the globe during a worldwide pandemic was something he was not overly happy to do.

This includes the Reds' Brazilian trio and Portugal forward Diogo Jota, with his national team die to play Azerbaijan on March 24.

The ECHO reported earlier this evening that the governing body of South American football are due to meet with FIFA president Gianni Infantino to discuss the next steps over games to be played towards the end of the month.

Postponement is on the table, meaning Liverpool could be spared from having to release Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho for Brazil duty.