James Rodriguez one of five Everton players isolating over Covid-19

James Rodriguez participated in the friendly against Manchester United at Old Trafford last SaturdayJames Rodriguez, one of five Everton football players who are ill with coronavirus issues, will be absent Saturday's match against Southampton.Everton fans have yet to see the Colombian midfielder since September 2020 when he signed.Rafael Benitez, Everton's boss, said that "We have some players who are isolated now, so it is important to be careful.""Some players must be at home, and James is one of them."Five absentees were not considered a serious problem. Goodison Park will be welcoming a full crowd back for the first time since the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.It is unclear if they have coronavirus, or are simply isolating due to being close friends.Benitez confirmed that Richarlison forward, who had just returned from the Toyko Olympics having won gold with Brazil, as well as striker Dominic Calvert Lewin, would be available.He admitted that he was worried about the impact on players after loosening restrictions in the country.He stated that the main concern of him and all managers is the setting up rules so that everyone can freely go outside to do whatever they like. It's not good if there are too many controls."Then, we can see some problems and issues with Covid-19. We must manage the situation in the best possible way. Although we make every effort to ensure we have some control, it is very difficult to control everyone around you.