Liverpool cancel first team training 48 hours ahead of Arsenal clash
Liverpool to face Arsenal
Liverpool are due to travel to London to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night in the first leg of their Carabao Cup Semi-final.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side came through a tricky Leicester City in the quarter final, overcoming Brendan Rodgers’ side on penalties after staging an impressive comeback from 2-0 and 3-1 down.
Arsenal, meanwhile, waltzed past League One side Sunderland in front of a raucous Emirates Stadium, before the pair were drawn against each other in the semi-finals.
However, there are now fears that the game may not go ahead.
Game in doubt?
Now, thanks to combination of injuries and COVID-19 cases in the Liverpool squad, the game may have to be postponed.
Jurgen Klopp and three of his players, Alisson, Fabinho and Curtis Jones, all missed the Chelsea clash after testing positive for the virus. And now, as per the Athletic, there have been fresh cases.
Liverpool’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against #AFC is in doubt due to further positive COVID-19 tests in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The Athletic understands that #LFC‘s training session at 4pm has been cancelled.
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— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) January 4, 2022
With Alisson out, Liverpool are down to just two senior goalkeepers, although they could also promote an U23 shot stopper if necessary.
However, the Reds have taken the precaution of cancelling their training session pencilled in for Tuesday at 4pm, although the training centre remains open, according to the report.
Should it not go ahead, it is hard to see how the situation resolves itself, with a packed schedule already hit by COVID-19 cancellations. Would one option to be to make it a one-legged affair at The Emirates, rather than Anfield?
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