Arsenal vs Liverpool League Cup match postponed
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Liverpool club confirmed the postponement of its match against Arsenal, which would have brought them together today in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, due to the aggravation of the “Corona” virus crisis in the latter’s ranks. And the situation worsened in Liverpool after discovering a positive test for assistant coach Pep Leanders, yesterday. And Liverpool said in a statement: “The Premier League has agreed to Liverpool’s request to postpone this match, after the increasing number of (Covid-19) injuries among the players and the technical staff.”
Liverpool had asked the English League to postpone its match with Arsenal. A statement issued yesterday also said: “The result of Leanders comes in addition to a number of suspected cases among the players and the technical staff (Tuesday), which led to the cancellation of the training session.” The statement added: “As a result of the outbreak of the epidemic and the suspension of preparations, in addition to several injuries within the team, the club asked the English League to postpone Thursday’s match against Arsenal, bearing in mind that the positive condition of the Leanders came after this request was submitted.”
And the German coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, missed the summit match against Chelsea last Sunday due to being infected with the “Corona” virus, and was replaced by Leanders, in addition to other positive cases related to Brazilian goalkeeper Allison, his compatriot striker Roberto Firmino, and Cameroonian defender Joel Matip. Liverpool also suffers from physical injuries to the Spaniard Thiago Alcantara, the Japanese Takumi Minamino and Nathaniel Phillips, in addition to the absence of the Senegalese trio, Sadio Mane, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, and the Guinean Naby Keita, to join their teams participating in the African Nations Cup.