Liverpool’s home tie with Leeds United on St. Stephen’s Day has been postponed due to a number of coronavirus cases in the away side’s squad.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were set to face Marcelo Bielsa’s struggling team in the early kick-off on Sunday, but that will no longer be the case.
The Yorkshire club communicated to the Premier League their inability to meet the required criteria to fulfill the fixture.
A statement from Liverpool confirmed the news on Thursday:
“Liverpool FC can confirm the 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.
“Information for supporters who were due to attend the game, as well as its revised date, will be made available via Liverpoolfc.com in due course.
“Tickets purchased for this match will remain valid for the new fixture date. The club will email all supporters who have purchased a ticket with details on refunds for those unable to attend the rescheduled date. Please don’t contact fan services on this matter.
“Liverpool FC would like to thank fans of both clubs for their understanding as we continue to navigate through this challenging period.”