Report reaching us states that Liverpool FC won’t be able to travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League Round of 16. The news source says that the Reds have been prohibited to travel to Germany for the upcoming UEFA Champions League round of 16 matches on February 16.
According to Sky Germany, Liverpool FC won’t be able to travel to the country due to COVID-19 restrictions. Alternatively, UEFA is giving the German side until February 8 to come up with a different venue to play the match outside of the country.
However, if they don’t meet this deadline with a solution, the English side will win the encounter 3-0 by default. Therefore, the next four days will be key to determine whether the Reds will get this boost on their current Champions League run or not.
Why The Situation Is Beneficial For Liverpool FC
Given the club’s form domestically, this possible outcome would be extremely beneficial to help them get through to the quarterfinals. Because RB Leipzig cannot actually do anything about German laws as they equally have to be exemplary for the rest of their compatriots. Although head coach Julian Nagelsmann has to be furious over this decision, the club needs to work together in order to find the best solution.
Meanwhile, a bubble-type environment is currently in talks as a possible alternative so that the German side can stand a chance to play. But Angela Merkel’s government is harsh in negotiations of this nature.
With the global pandemic taken many lives in Germany, the nation doesn’t want to compromise the situation with the new variant coming from England.