Liverpool vs Leicester in DOUBT due to SNOW as Merseyside freezes over | Football | Sport


Liverpool host Leicester in a crunch Premier League clash at Anfield tonight.

The Reds can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points with a win.

That is because Manchester City lost 2-1 at Newcastle in a freezing match last night.

The weather has turned bad over the past few days but Tuesday’s six Premier League fixtures all went ahead.

That may not be the case tonight, with Merseyside feeling the brunt of a snow flurry.

There are concerns vs Leicester may be called off if the snow is too heavy.

Anfield has an undersoil heating system which means the pitch is likely to be playable even if a heavy flurry drops on the surface before kickoff.

But one of the reasons a cancellation could occur is if fans cannot safely get to the game.

Safety concerns of ice and heavy snow in the surrounding streets of Liverpool may mean the game is called off.

Both Liverpool and Manchester airports were temporarily closed due to the weather today.

Liverpool Airport reopened on Wednesday lunchtime.

Some high schools across Liverpool, the Wirral, St Helens and Sefton have been shut for the day because of the snow.

This morning Reds legend Michael Owen revealed his driveway was covered in snow and ice.

But he is determined to get to the stadium.

“Up since 7am clearing the driveway,” he tweeted.

“No way am I not getting to Anfield tonight!”

Were Liverpool’s clash with Leicester to be postponed, it could be tricky to find a new date.

Liverpool compete in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, meaning the midweek of February 19 and March 13 are out.

They will play West Ham in the league next Monday and Bournemouth the following Saturday – so a midweek clash next week is not possible.

The ideal plan would be to reschedule the game for February 16, which is an FA Cup weekend.

Liverpool are out of the competition, while Leicester were booted out by Newport County in one of the shocks of the round.

If the game cannot be scheduled for that weekend, then the game may be pushed back into March.

Liverpool are desperate to win their first league title since the Premier League was formed almost 30 years ago.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are still going strong in the Champions League too – but have been dumped out of the EFL Cup and FA Cup.

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