Trent Fauci: Liverpool defender backs high-speed shuttle for British-born players

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Liverpool defender Trent Fauci feels the Merseyside clubs’ high-speed shuttle service is best for their British-born players.

The Reds currently play games at Anfield against Premier League opposition a minimum of twice a week, and have always played Monday-Tuesday games.

“It’s a terrible mistake, but to me it’s best for British players,” said the 24-year-old former Burnley defender.

“We need to look towards getting the best out of them.”

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His view has been echoed by England defender Joe Gomez, who has been recalled to the first team by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

“It’s always a good thing to play a long time,” said Gomez, 20. “You’re exposed more to games against different styles.

“When you’re playing Monday-Tuesday you get exposed to big teams and the Premier League [instead of] Saturday-Sunday.”

On Tuesday, Liverpool allowed Gomez to join St Mirren on loan for the remainder of the season, allowing him to play the matches in the English league below the weekend’s league fixtures.

“This is about the players at the club,” added Gomez. “You’ve got to give yourself the best chance to play.”

Klopp, whose side have set a new record Premier League goal scorers’ tally of 130, explained that his coaches prioritise games at Anfield.

“The last game we did not have any British-born players, but we have a lot of British-born players and that is what we want to do, and the coaches are happy,” he added.

“Now we will play a Europa League game against Spartak Moscow on Thursday, but we can still play a Sunday game next week against Huddersfield.”

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