PFA throw weight behind Premier League players over considering strike action

The PFA are throwing their weight behind Premier League players who are being urged to consider going on strike amid safety concerns.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is calling for footballers to consider strike action with top-flight stars expected to play three matches in the space of nine days

While Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has already criticised the Premier League for its congested fixture list over the festive period.

The Reds midfielder believes player safety is not being taken seriously enough in the light of rising coronavirus cases after the discovery of the new Omicron variant, which has resulted in a number of postponements.

Now the PFA are encouraging players over whether they consider strike action, with CEO, Maheta Molango, stating this matter needs to be taken seriously.

He said: "I’ve spoken with many senior players on this issue. I can tell you that it isn’t going away.

"Players don’t choose to speak out on issues like this without having given it a lot of thought.

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"As their union, the PFA enables players to stand together. That unity gives them enormous strength.

"Now it’s up to those who run the game at all levels to begin to take this seriously so it’s an issue that can be addressed constructively with players at the heart of the conversation.

"That has to happen now. This isn’t something that can be kicked down the road again."

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The Premier League announced on Thursday afternoon that Liverpool's Boxing Day trip to Leeds and Watford's festive clash with Wolves have been postponed after new positive results for covid-19 emerged in the latest round of testing.

Last weekend only four top-flight fixtures were played due to new cases being discovered, though Chelsea's visit to Molineux still went ahead despite club officials requesting the match to be called off.

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