EFL Cup Latest: Arsenal vs Liverpool POSTPONED as a result of rising Covid-19 cases in the Reds squad

Organizers of the English Football League Cup – the EFL have confirmed that the first leg semi-final of the Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) tie between North London side Arsenal and Merseyside outfit Liverpool originally scheduled for Thursday January 6th, 2022 has been postponed.

The match was postponed after the Reds formally requested the fixture to be pushed back, following a severe outbreak of coronavirus infections within their squad.

The EFL confirmed they have been in regular dialogue with the Reds over the last 48 hours and further put out an official statement which revealed: “significant developments over this period have resulted in the club reporting an ever-increasing number of Covid-19 cases. Having now fully reviewed the circumstances involved, the League has accepted Liverpool’s request after determining, albeit reluctantly, that a postponement was the only option as the Club looks to mitigate against the further risk of infection amongst its squad and staff alongside ensuring public health was protected by not travelling from Liverpool to London.”

There is now a slight change as a result of the postponement. The ties have been switched around so that the first of the two-legs between Arsenal and Liverpool will now take place at Anfield on 13th January, while the postponed game (which will now be the second leg) is scheduled to be played at the Emirates Stadium on 20th January 2022.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have released a statement of their own expressing their gratitude to both the EFL and opponents Arsenal: “We 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.”

5 thoughts on “EFL Cup Latest: Arsenal vs Liverpool POSTPONED as a result of rising Covid-19 cases in the Reds squad”

  1. Thank you EFL for the positive response towards reds, because it’s very risky to play while the whole team is COVID-19 suspicion 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  2. First and foremost its good that u tell us how many are affected because some teams we’re allowed to play when seven of there main players was out sick now why today

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