Liverpool vs Arsenal at risk of postponement, training session cancelled over COVID-19 fears

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Thursday’s Carabao Cup clash between Liverpool and Arsenal is reportedly at risk after a COVID-19 outbreak in the home team’s camp.

The latest wave of COVID-19 infections, fuelled by the Omicron variant, has caused considerable disruption to the footballing calendar over the festive period and into the New Year.

Unfortunately, there is no end in sight.

Liverpool and Arsenal are due to go head-to-head at Anfield on Thursday night in the first-leg of their semi-final tussle. That fixture is now in serious danger of being postponed.

The Athletic report that the game has been thrown into doubt by new COVID-19 cases in the Liverpool camp. Their 4pm training session is understood to have been cancelled on Tuesday.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is currently self-isolating with COVID-19

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It remains to be seen whether it will be plausible to go ahead with the game as scheduled.

The report notes that there is the possibility for the games to be moved to alternative dates if necessary, even though there does not appear to be any space on the calendar.

Liverpool are likely to see how the situation develops over the next 24 hours before making the decision whether to request that the game gets called off.