Report reveals only way Tottenham vs Liverpool fixture will be postponed

According to The Sun, the Premier League do not intend to postpone Tottenham’s clash against Liverpool, unless either side cannot field 14 fit players or their training grounds are forced to close. 

The meeting at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday is one of only five fixtures scheduled to go ahead this weekend, with a fresh outbreak of Covid-19 ripping through clubs around the division. 

It follows the cancellation of three games in midweek, which included Tottenham’s trip to Leicester and Manchester United’s visit of Brentford. 

The worsening situation has forced the Premier League to call off another five matches, which includes United’s game against Brighton and Norwich’s visit of West Ham. 

However, Liverpool are preparing to make the trip to North London to face Spurs while Chelsea are expecting to play Wolves, with both title challengers also managing to complete their respective fixtures in midweek. 

The report from The Sun claims league officials are keen for both games to go ahead, and postponements will only be considered if any of two conditions are met. 

It explains that a cancellation will be implemented if a side cannot put together a 14-man match-day squad, or if either club is forced to close their training grounds. 

The report also adds that the Premier League is set to meet club chiefs on Monday to discuss the possibility of a brief ‘circuit breaker’ to allow sides to fulfil the festive fixture programme. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

It seems all the more likely that a circuit breaker will be the way to go if the situation continues to worsen at a league-wide level. However, it is also likely that the league will want to avoid delaying these fixtures and will only postpone games if it is absolutely necessary. 

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