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Arsenal’s Carabao cup semi-final tie with Liverpool postponed due to Covid outbreak

The English Football League (EFL) has postponed the Carabao Semi final tie between Arsenal and Liverpool that was to hold Thursday, 6th January.

This is coming after the authorities at the EFL accepted a request by Liverpool who are reportedly plagued with a of Covid outbreak.

The outbreak has left most of the team’s coaching and playing staff with positive results, which has led to the shutdown of the club’s training facility.

Consequently, the League Cup semi final tie will now be played on 13th January, first at Anfield, instead of the Emirates as it was initially booked. While the second leg will take place at Emirates Stadium on 20th January.

The 6 times UEFA Champions League winners have recently been suffering both on and off the pitch. While they have only picked up two points from a possible 9, they have lost the likes of Alisson and Firmino to Covid. It is so serious that they had to play Chelsea last time out without Manager, Jurgen Klopp who also tested positive for the virus.

Pepijn Lijnders, Liverpool’s assistant manager who took charge of the side’s 2:2 draw at Stamford Bridge has also been sidelined with the virus.

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