English Football League (EFL) have agreed to Liverpool’s request to postpone the first tie of the double-headed Carabao Cup Semifinal tie against Arsenal.
The Anfield club had earlier written to the Carabao cup organizers to request a shift for the fixture which was supposed to take place on Wednesday night.
This was due to the increase in the number of persons tested positive for Covid-19.
The 2012 cup champions had played their league fixture away at Chelsea without Alisson, Matip, and some other first team members alongside manager Jurgen Klopp.
Adding to that was assistant manager Pep Ljinders who was at the touchline on Sunday also tested positive for Covid-19 and later club training was cancelled although it is understood the members of Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff unaffected by Covid-19 decided to cancel it late Tuesday afternoon after the third separate outbreak at the club.
“Our Carabao Cup semi-final, first-leg fixture with Arsenal on Thursday has been postponed.Liverpool official statement
We would like to place on record our thanks to the EFL and Arsenal for their understanding, as well as supporters of both clubs, as we continue to navigate through this challenging period.”
The two Premier League heavyweights whose original games were billed for Thursday, January 6 (first leg) and Thursday, January 13 (second leg) have now seen new dates announced for their clash postponed.
The teams will now play Thursday, January 13 for the first leg at the Emirates and Thursday, January 20 for the second at Anfield, following the latest announcement from the EFL.