Liverpool and Leeds United’s Premier League clash on Boxing Day was postponed due to the COVID outbreak. The Reds were set to host a struggling Leeds United side trying to avoid relegation. The Yorkshire outfit are currently sitting 16th in the Premier League table with just 3 wins. Marco Bielsa’s side are only 5 points away from the relegation spot as they sit above Watford.
The Premier League has decided to postpone one more match on the day after Christmas. All of these measures are a part of a pre-cautionary action against the COVID outbreak. Watford were also preparing for an away trip to the Molineux Stadium to take on Wolves which was also postponed. However, Manchester City and Leicester City’s fixture is all set to take place at the Etihad Stadium on December 26.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are currently going strong in the PL and all other competitions. After their finish in the 1st spot during the UEFA Champions League group stages, they have also booked a spot for the Carabao Cup Semi-Final. Jurgen Klopp’s side were coming to this fixture after a thrilling victory against Leicester city in the EFL Cup quarter-finals. Liverpool have defeated Leeds United already this season during the reverse fixture back in September.
Liverpool and Leeds United’s meeting on Boxing Day called off after a request from the Yorkshire club
Leeds and Watford requested the Premier League to postpone the games due to rising coronavirus cases amongst their staff. Leeds united have struggled badly over the past few weeks due to injuries. Now they have a Covid-19 outbreak to look out for, it has forced them to close the training ground.
There is no update on when the game will be rescheduled, but the Reds are set to take on Leicester City on Matchday 20 of the Premier league on December 28. Liverpool vs. Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Watford have become the latest fixtures to fall to COVID-19, the overall tally of the postponed games in the top flight this season has gone up-to 12.
Liverpool have only lost one game in the PL this season against West Ham United by 2-0. Jurgen Klopp’s side remained undefeated during the UCL Group stages. Meanwhile, Leeds are continuing their tumble down the table with their star performer Raphinha also linked a move to Bayern Munich.
“Following postponement requests from Leeds United and Watford as a result of COVID-19, the Premier League Board met this morning and regrettably agreed to call off the two affected clubs’ Boxing Day fixtures. The two matches are Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford and Liverpool v Leeds United, both due to be played on Sunday at 12:30 GMT. The Board today was able to make its decisions in advance of Boxing Day to give clarity to clubs and their supporters. We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption caused to those fans’ festive plans
statement from the Premier League
As things stand, the remaining seven Premier League matches will take place on December 26.
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