Liverpool ask to postpone the Arsenal Cup semi-final due to Corona

BERLIN: Liverpool Football Club has submitted a request to postpone the match against Arsenal in the League Cup semi-finals on Thursday. Today, Tuesday, the club announced that the reason is the emergence of new suspected cases of Corona virus infection. The team’s training was canceled today after new positive cases emerged among the players and staff. It should be noted that the key players were absent from the Chelsea game in championship, the day before yesterday, Sunday, due to suspected cases of Corona infection, and these players are Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip and goalkeeper Alison, as well as coach Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool announced that there were other factors that prompted them to make this claim, such as injuries and the calling of players like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita to participate in the African Nations Cup, and said those factors could affect the readiness of the players for the match at Emirates Stadium. The club added: “As there is no hope of improving the current situation before Thursday’s game with the possibility of its aggravation, the club considers it wise and logical to ask for a postponement of the match “. For its part, the English Football Association has announced that” it will issue a decision as soon as possible once all the circumstances have been completely reviewed “. (Dpa)

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