LONDON: Liverpool have asked the English Football League (EFL) to reschedule the first semi-final of the League Cup against Arsenal early on Friday morning due to the escalation of COVID-19 cases at the club, the Premier League side said today.
Liverpool canceled their first team training session today.
“The Reds have officially requested the EFL to reschedule the match after positive tests are expected on players and staff, in addition to a number of factors affecting selection, including illness and injury,” the club said in a statement.
“Among the things thought to lead to an application to the EFL is the need for supporters who want to go there to be given adequate notice of any delays.”
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Manager Juergen Klopp along with goalkeeper Alisson Becker, striker Roberto Firmino and defender Joel Matip did not play in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend due to a positive COVID-19.
Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Curtis Jones also had to retire last month.