Liverpool vs Arsenal postponed due to COVID-19

Wed 05 January 2022 | 13:59

The Carabao Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Arsenal has been rescheduled.

The EFL Cup semi-final clash between




, which was meant to take place on Thursday, has been postponed. The Reds requested the postponement of their first leg tie with the Gunners due to the new outbreak of COVID-19 In the club, and their request was approved on Wednesday.

A Liverpool statement reads:

"Liverpool's Carabao Cup semi-final, first-leg fixture with Arsenal on Thursday has been postponed.

"The club's submission to have the fixture rescheduled has been approved by the EFL due to the increasing number of suspected positive COVID-19 cases among players and staff.

"The latest round of testing on Tuesday returned a significant number of positives, including Pepijn Lijnders, who was due to take charge of the Reds at Emirates Stadium.

"The outbreak has left Liverpool without a sufficient number of players and staff to fulfil the contest as originally scheduled.

"Liverpool Football Club would like to place on record its 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."

source: SportMob

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