Why did the Liverpool game get cancelled? Liverpool vs Leeds United: Premier League 2021/22 Gameweek 19
COVID-19 hits the Premier League yet again, as Alley Sport discovers “Why did the Liverpool game get cancelled “, another Premier League game affected by the pandemic.
Liverpool were one of the few fortunate sides who were able to play their games against Tottenham (PL) and Leicester City (EFL Cup) with minimum absentees via COVID-19. However, the curse has struck Liverpool, as their league game against Leeds United is officially called off on Boxing Day, due to COVID-19 outbreaks in both team camps.
Why did the Liverpool game get cancelled?
Liverpool faced a few covid issues, with suspected positive cases to Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita to name a few, but now they face postponing of their fixture, due to virus affected players in both team camps. It would be heartbreaking news for Klopp, who would lose crucial players like Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah to AFCON tournament next month, and faces the possibility of playing the rescheduled game against Leeds without his star men.
Statement by the Premier League
Another game cancelled officially is the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers against Watford, also slated to be played on Boxing Day.
Statement by the Premier League: “Following postponement requests from Leeds United and Watford FC 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 games are Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Watford FC and Liverpool FC against Leeds United, both due to be played on Sunday at 12:30pm GMT”
The telecasting rights of the Premier League in the USA lies with Peacock and NBC and for fans in India, the PL is broadcasted on the Star Entertainment Network, including the Star Sports Select HD channels, and will be streaming live on Disney+ Hotstar App on iOS and Android.
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