Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the coronavirus pandemic has added to the issues facing clubs around the international break.

With the Merseyside derby against a high-flying Everton side brought forward to a 12.30 kick-off for television in the first match of the resumption on 17 October, Klopp faces the prospect of making very late decisions on his Brazilian contingent of Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho.

The trio play in Peru on Wednesday evening and are not expected back at Melwood until Friday, less than 24 hours before kick-off.

All will then have to take Covid-19 tests, with the results not likely to be known until the morning of the match.

"I'm not saying this is the safest place in the world, but it's the place we know at least. We know how to deal with the different scenarios," said Klopp, ahead of Sunday's trip to Aston Villa.

"Yes, I am slightly concerned. It's difficult to get in contact with all FAs all over the world.

"I understand 100% the demands on FAs, UEFA and FIFA. I know how difficult the situation is for everybody but it's not exactly perfect.

"As a football club it's pretty often you are pretty alone in these moments.

"We send the players away, the Premier League and the TV broadcasters give us a challenge a lot because they just don't care if our players play on Wednesday night in Peru, for example.

"They still think it's a good idea to let us play on Saturday pretty early.

"Supporters at other clubs say I moan constantly, but I don't moan. I know it's difficult.

"As a club you have to make sure you bring the players home in the quickest and most safe way because nobody helps you.

"Then they arrive on Friday, we see if we can make a (coronavirus) test, and then we don't get the result until the Saturday.

"It's really tricky. We try everything to make it right and safe as possible, but from time to time a little more help would not be bad."

With those considerations in mind it is imperative Liverpool go into the international break with their 100 per cent record intact, especially considering how well their Merseyside neighbours have been doing.