The German Jurgen Klopp and the Italian Antonio Conte, the coaches of Liverpool and Tottenham, respectively, demanded that the semi-finals of the English League Cup be held in two matches from one match instead of back and forth, due to the crowded schedule and the repercussions of Corona.
Tottenham have three postponed matches in the league that were postponed due to weather conditions or the outbreak of Corona, and four players in Liverpool were infected with “Covid-19” during the past week.
Six out of 10 league matches were canceled last weekend, and this number is expected to rise in the coming weeks, after the League decided to move forward with competitions despite Britain’s record numbers of injuries.
After the semi-finals were held last season with a one-match system, contrary to what is usually used due to the delay in the start of the season against the background of the pandemic, it will now return to the old system with two first-leg matches.
Liverpool will meet Arsenal in the semi-finals, while Conte will face his former club, arch-rival Chelsea, in the other, during the first two weeks of next January.
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