COVID:19 Liverpool-Leeds Boxing Day clash off

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Liverpool‘s clash against Leeds United at Anfield on Sunday has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the visitors’ squad, the clubs have announced.

Another Premier League Boxing Day match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers has also been postponed as the Omicron variant engulfs England’s top-flight.

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Leeds said in a statement on Thursday: “We are disappointed to confirm that our Boxing Day fixture with Liverpool has been postponed following five new positive COVID cases within the first-team squad and staff.

“All of the cases we have experienced are asymptomatic which we believe is due to our high vaccine take up. The positive cases, combined with our well documented injury issues, means that we would not have enough recognised first-team players to meet the Premier League requirements for the fixture.”

Liverpool added in a statement: “We can confirm our 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.”

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