Caoimhin Kelleher may start for Liverpool against Leeds United on Sunday as Brazilian players at Premier League clubs are set to be barred from playing this weekend over a failure to release them for international duty.

The PA news agency are reporting that the Brazilian football federation (CBF) has written to FIFA asking that an automatic restriction be placed on the players from appearing for their clubs between 10 and 14 September.

The players are Liverpool trio Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino; Ederson and Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City; Fred at Manchester United; Thiago Silva at Chelsea; and Raphinha at Leeds.

The CBF did not request a restriction be placed on Everton forward Richarlison, who was released by the club to play for his country at the Olympic Games this summer.

FIFA in turn has contacted the English Football Association and the clubs concerned regarding the Brazilian federation's request.

The world governing body may impose sanctions if the players do feature for their clubs when classed as being ineligible.

Kelleher, who is likely to benefit from Alisson's absence, did not see game time during the international window as Gavin Bazunu impressed between the sticks for Ireland.