Official: The League Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Arsenal has been suspended

London, United Kingdom.- the Liverpool It was announced this Wednesday that the semi-final match is his English Premier LeagueWho was scheduled to play the first leg Thursday against him Arsenal, postponed for a week by an “increasing number of positive tests in COVID-19 between the players and the technical staff.

Liverpool’s latest test series, Tuesday, revealed a number of “prominent” Of the new cases, including that of assistant coach Pepin Leenders, who replaced head coach Jurgen Klopp on Sunday at Chelsea (2-2), who is also positive for the covid-19 virus.

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The new cases leave Anfield “with an insufficient number of players available to play the match,” the Reds explained in their statement.

“The club’s request to postpone the match has been accepted by the Football Association (English Football Leaguel)”, Liverpool noted.

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The Premier League also decided to reverse the order of the games. The second leg, scheduled for January 13 at Anfield, continues but becomes the first leg, while the second leg of the 20th match between Arsenal and Liverpool will take place in London, thus becoming the second leg.

Chelsea and Tottenham are in contention for the other semi-final match. The English Premier League Cup final is scheduled to take place on February 27.

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