Report: Arsenal vs. Liverpool could be postponed despite contradictory Gunners transfer activity

Arsenal are reportedly ‘concerned’ that they will not have enough players to field a side to face Liverpool on Thursday.

The two sides are set to lock horns again in the EFL Cup semi-finals after the first leg was postponed after Liverpool were ordered to close their training ground due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Local authorities issued the order but Jurgen Klopp admitted that many of the tests returned as ‘false positives’ and as this is obviously hugely improbable, it sparked a huge outcry among rival fans on social media.

Jurgen Klopp

The game went ahead and despite Granit Xhaka’s first-half red card, Liverpool were unable to break down the visitors without Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara in the side.

According to an iNEws reveal, Arsenal “are still uncertain if they will be able to fulfil their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Thursday.”

The Gunners were successful with their postponement request to the Premier League on the weekend as they were set to face North London rivals Tottenham despite having just one Covid-19 case.

The Athletic reports that since the postponement, the Gunners have recorded a second case.

arsenal corner flag

Arsenal’s transfer activity is being scrutinised amidst all this drama as Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Folarin Balogun have been sent out on loan to AS Roma and Middlesbrough respectively while Pablo Mari has been sent out on loan to Udinese.

The Premier League’s postponement rules are becoming a joke as clubs are now using them as a way to avoid playing games when they’re not suitable.

They need to be adjusted to only take into account Covid-19 cases and not injuries.

Hopefully, Arsenal are able to field a strong team and the game goes ahead because the first leg was fiercely fought and it would be a shame for Liverpool to progress to the final due to a technicality.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

LATEST ARTICLES

Liverpool prepared to pay €50M release clause to complete midfield signing as €80m Aurelien Tchouameni alternative

Liverpool are prepared to pay the €50M release clause in Barcelona midfielder Gavi's contract amid reports Aurelien Tchouameni is set to join Real Madrid. The...

Liverpool ready to pay €50million to complete move for glittering star

Liverpool are prepared to pay €50million to sign Gavi if he does not sign a new contract with Barcelona. The La Liga outfit has decided...

“Want him to sign a new deal”: Virgil van Dijk wants £140,000 star to extend his Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk says he wants Joel Matip to sign an extension to his £140,000 per week Liverpool contract that expires in 2024. One of...

“I think”: Gary Neville says Liverpool won’t win Champions League and reveals Real Madrid advantage

Liverpool's midfield is their weak point and it will cost them in the Champions League final, claims Gary Neville. The former Manchester United defender doesn't...

“Liverpool given huge boost”: Journalist provides exciting injury update on two key stars ahead of Real Madrid clash

Thiago and Fabinho should be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final if they don't suffer any setbacks. This is reported by...