Glenn Hoddle and Danny Mills have slammed Liverpool’s decision to postpone their Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal this week, claiming that young players could have stepped in for those suffering from Covid.
Liverpool are dealing with a significant Covid outbreak in their ranks, with manager Jurgen Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders already testing positive, and several more players afflicted.
The first-leg contest was scheduled to take place in London on January 6, but has been postponed for another two weeks, denying the Reds the opportunity to play in front of their home fans in the second leg.
And Chelsea and Tottenham icon Hoddle feels the game should have gone ahead, saying officials should follow the rules more closely before deciding whether a game should be pushed back.
‘The rules are there, the rules are there for everyone and I think that’s what you’ve got to abide by,’ he told talkSPORT.
‘The fact the manager won’t be there, he wasn’t there against Chelsea, they didn’t play particularly well first half but were 2-0 up.
Source: Daily Mail