Baros move delayed

Liverpool FC are taking their case for a work permit for Czech player Milan Baros to a review panel after their appeal failed.

Liverpool FC are taking their case for a work permit for Czech player Milan Baros to a review panel after an appeal from the 20-year-old failed to win him permission to play in the FA Premiership.

Shortage of matches
The English Premier League club agreed to sign the midfield player for a reported fee of €5m from Czech 1. liga side FC Banik Ostrava in July. Baros was refused a permit as he has only played in 40 per cent of his country's matches over the last two years, short of the 75 per cent non-European Union (EU) players must have played to get a permit under UK government rules.

‘Request a review’
"Once a work permit has been refused at this stage, the club can request a review and argue that the player in question is capable of making a significant contribution to the development of the game in the UK," said a statement from Liverpool on Friday.

A week’s wait
Liverpool expect their case to be heard next week before a review panel including members of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), the Football Association (FA) and the Premier League.

‘International debut at 19’
"Having made his international debut at 19, Baros has played in all six games for the Czech Republic and Liverpool will be able to present a particularly strong case in front of the panel," the statement added.

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