Premier League postpones Boxing Day Liverpool-Leeds and Watford-Wolves due to COVID-19 crisis

Liverpool’s clash against Leeds United at Anfield on Sunday was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the visiting squad, the clubs announced.

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

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

“All the cases we have experienced are asymptomatic and we believe it is due to our high vaccine uptake. The positive cases, combined with our well-documented injury problems, mean that we would not have enough recognized first-team players to face the Premier, league requirement for the game. “

Liverpool added in a statement: “We can confirm that our meeting with Leeds United at Anfield on December 26 has been postponed.

“The Boxing Day match will be rescheduled after the Premier League ruled that it could not go ahead due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Leeds team.”