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Liverpool vs Arsenal in doubt due to COVID-19 cases

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The English FA might decide to postpone the upcoming Carabao Cup game due to COVID-19 cases in Liverpool’s squad.

Liverpool have suffered a Covid outbreak in recent days. The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and several first-team players tested positive for the virus before the 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool have cancelled their training session on Tuesday. The club has kept their training facilities open.

The club are reportedly in talks with EFL over the potential postponement of their Thursday’s match against Arsenal. The English source, however, claims there is no formal application from the Merseyside club.

Liverpool played without nine of their first-team players against Chelsea. Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, the Reds were not able to claim the victory. A 2-2 draw kept Klopp’s side in third place as they fell 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool will also have to play without Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita. The trio will be out for a month as they will participate in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Following their match against Arsenal, Liverpool will face Shrewsbury in an FA Cup game on Sunday. Klopp’s side will then play the second leg of their game against Arsenal four days later.