When might Liverpool vs Leeds be played after postponement because of Covid cases?

The Reds’ Boxing Day fixture was cancelled against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

<p>Liverpool Virgil van Dijk in action against Leeds. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images</p>

Liverpool Virgil van Dijk in action against Leeds. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Liverpool have an additional fixture they need to squeeze into the diary in the new year.

The Reds’ Boxing Day clash against Leeds United at Anfield was postponed because of Covid-19 cases in the visitors’ camp.

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As a result, a new date will need to be found

We take a look at Jurgen Klopp’s side’s diary and assess when the clash could be rearranged for.

When won’t the game take place?

There are certain gaps in the fixture list but that doesn’t mean the games can be filled in.

For example, Liverpool and Leeds both have a blank weekend on Saturday 5 February. That’s down to the FA Cup fourth round going ahead.

The Reds face Shrewsbury in the third round are expected to get through.

Curtis Jones in action for Liverpool against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup two seasons ago. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit have a tricky trip to Premier League rivals West Ham.

Meanwhile, fifth-round games are set for Wednesday 2 March, with the quarter-finals over the weekend of Saturday 19 March.

Should Liverpool make it to the semi-finals, they’ll be over the weekend of Saturday 16 April and the final goes ahead at Wembley on Saturday 14 May.

In addition, the Anfield outfit also have a free weekend on Saturday 29 January.

However, that’s because World Cup qualifiers in South America and Asis are taking place.

Liverpool would be without Alisson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino (all Brazil) and Takumi Minamino (Japan).

The African Cup of Nations will also be ongoing at the same time, with Mo Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Naby Keita (Guinea) all away.

There is also an international break between March 21-March 29 when European countries play.

Where are the gaps in Liverpool’s diary?

If the rearranged encounter was to take place on a Tuesday night, for example, Liverpool - as things stand - have the following dates free: 18 January, 15 March, 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May

Much could depend on how far they go in the Champions League, though.

The Reds face Inter Milan in the last 16, with the first leg arranged for Wednesday 16 February and the return clash on Tuesday 8 March.

The quarter-final first-leg ties of Europe’s elite club competition are earmarked for Tuesday 5 April and Wednesday 6 April and the return games a week later.

The semi-finals first legs are set for Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April, with the return legs the following week.

The final at the Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg goes ahead on Saturday 28 May.

Leeds have no European commitments so will have more flexibility.

BT Sport were due to broadcast the Boxing Day game and also might have some influence when it takes place.