BREAKING: Liverpool vs Leeds United postponed due to COVID-19 fears

Liverpool v Leeds United - Premier League
Liverpool v Leeds United - Premier League
Vishal Subramanian

The Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Leeds United on the 26th of December has officially been postponed, the two clubs announced in a statement. The Boxing Day encounter, which was scheduled to have been played at Anfield on Sunday, will now take place at a later date after Leeds informed the Premier League that they have a handful of players unavailable due to COVID-19.

We can confirm our fixture with Leeds United at Anfield on December 26 has been postponed.The Boxing Day encounter will be rescheduled after the Premier League ruled it was unable to go ahead following the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Leeds squad.

Liverpool also have four players out due to COVID-19 currently, with Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis Jones currently self-isolating after testing positive for the virus earlier this month. However, the situation at Leeds is believed to be much worse than what was feared, with their training facility currently shut due to an outbreak within the squad.

A request was made by Leeds to Premier League."The Board concluded that Leeds will not be able to fulfil their fixture this weekend due to the number of players with COVID-19, injuries and illness. The club’s training ground has also been closed."

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Edited by Vishal Subramanian
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