Arsenal vs Liverpool Carabao Cup semi-final tie to be postponed?

Idowu Oluwashola
By Idowu Oluwashola
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Liverpool have formally asked for the postponement of their upcoming Carabao Semi-final first leg match against Arsenal on Thursday night as concerns over further Covid cases has hindered their preparation and their training was imminently cancelled today.

The EFL are now said to be currently (studying information) looking at Liverpool’s request to postpone Thursday’s semi-final first leg encounter. As it stands, EFL still needs to establish and clearly split between Covid cases, injuries and AFCON absentees.

With the rumours of more Covid cases at Liverpool’s training ground, Thursday’s game in the Carabao Cup could be in doubt, as Liverpool have already 12 players out due to injuries, AFCON & Covid.

It needs to be emphasized that these are escalated numbers of “suspected” – not the actual amount. Three cases were reported on Sunday and with the latest revelation, there could be more cases now.

If the postponement is granted by the EFL and a later date is picked, Liverpool will almost likely have Firmino, Alisson and Matip available to play in the rearranged fixture, which will be a huge boost in their quest to qualify for the Carabao Cup Final.

The rules say they can request to postpone. It’s within their rights. Can Liverpool get a postponement ‘due to an escalating number of suspected positive COVID-19 cases and player availability?’

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