Liverpool’s Boxing Day game against Leeds United has been postponed due to Covid cases for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, meaning no traditional Christmas fixture for the Reds.
Following Premier League approval for postponement, the match will be rescheduled and will be added to a growing list of fixtures needing to be made up at a later date.
The news was met by mixed reactions from Reds as there’s no festive football to enjoy but Jurgen Klopp‘s side get extra rest:
The good news is I get to spend more time with my family.
The bad news is I get to spend more time with my family. https://t.co/aj5B4klEup
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) December 23, 2021
Bollocks that if Robbo misses Chelsea now.
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 23, 2021
A little break won’t do us any harm, only negative is that Robbo will miss the Chelsea game… https://t.co/XdV8JVUsTB
— ????? (@KrissDZN) December 23, 2021
I, for one, am shocked that an injury ravaged Leeds don’t fancy playing Liverpool on Boxing Day.
— Ross (@rossic89) December 23, 2021
No Liverpool on Boxing Day? pic.twitter.com/kiCQLttw69
— Rebekka (@rebekkarnold) December 23, 2021
Total lack of sporting integrity with the Covid cancellations. City play a severely weakened Leeds side, now reached some opaque tipping point so we postpone to a later date when undoubtedly they’ll be reinforced. Not an even playing field at all.
— Gavin Andrews ? (@thegavandrews) December 23, 2021
Anyone thinking the postponement is remotely good news for Liverpool needs to give their head a wobble.
Especially if the rearranged game is in the free weekend at the end of January… during Afcon.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) December 23, 2021
Good news, bad news. Liverpool's Boxing Day clash with Leeds being postponed means this crowded fixture schedule just got a bit easier to navigate.
However, it means Andy Robertson's ban now excludes him from being able to play against Chelsea.
— Daniel Moxon (@dmoxon_) December 23, 2021
— Tomorrow, I Will be Someone's Girlfriend (@SolobugPlayer) December 23, 2021
26th/28th fixture congestion not a problem now. Is for Leicester, who are still scheduled to play on 26th.
Does mean Robertson misses Chelsea away but also gives VVD, Fabinho, Thiago, Jones time to recover. https://t.co/N9u80lnkHE
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) December 23, 2021
The one fixture Dad and I were actually granted tickets to – purely because it was at such a heinous hour on Boxing Day. Yet another year's pair of LFC memberships prove worthless. https://t.co/RaHHNwT36x
— Leo (@LeoFTW) December 23, 2021
There could be further postponements to come and while many opposition fans will point to Klopp getting his wish during fixture congestion, this will not have pleased him in the slightest having said: “Boxing Day is a wonderful game – nobody wants to delete that and cancel that.”