Some Leeds United fans on Twitter think that they have spotted a sign that Raphinha could play against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this weekend.
What’s the story?
Leeds will take on Liverpool at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday.
Raphinha is one of the best wingers in the league and is a key figure at Leeds.
When fit and available, the 24-year-old Brazilian is one of the first names on the West Yorkshire club’s teamsheet.
However, it is not clear at the moment whether the winger will be available for the match against Liverpool.
Well, according to The Liverpool Echo, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Leeds and Manchester City have been punished by FIFA as the Brazilian FA requested world football’s governing body to invoke its five-day rule.
The aforementioned Premier League clubs decided not to release their Brazilian players for international duty this month.
Brazil is a red-list country.
Should the ban stand, then Leeds will be without Raphinha.
What are Leeds United fans saying?
However, as you can see from the tweets below, some Leeds fans think that they have seen a clue that suggests that Raphinha will play against Liverpool.
Leeds have posted a picture of the Brazilian in training with his teammates today.
The 24-year-old is all smiles.
Now, if the winger was not eligible to play this weekend, then why would Leeds tweet a photo of him in training this evening?
Well, that’s the theory of some Leeds fans.
Now, we have to make it clear that we do not know at the moment if Raphinha is available.
We will just have to wait and see.