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Liverpool WILL travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland after easing of UK travel restrictions

Liverpool‘s Champions League tie against FC Midtjylland will take place in Denmark after the easing of UK travel restrictions allows for the Premier League champions to travel to Herning. 

The Reds are due to travel to Scandinavia next month for the Group D clash, and there had been fears that Jurgen Klopp‘s side would have to self-isolate upon their return, in line with the rules set out by the UK government.

These protocols have typically been waived for elite sportsmen and sportswomen since the return of competitions, however Denmark would not be afforded such exemption, casting doubt over the fixture.

Liverpool will travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland in their Champions League tie

Liverpool will travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland in their Champions League tie

Liverpool will travel to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland in their Champions League tie

There had been doubt over the tie due to travel restrictions requiring Liverpool to self isolate

There had been doubt over the tie due to travel restrictions requiring Liverpool to self isolate

There had been doubt over the tie due to travel restrictions requiring Liverpool to self isolate



There had been talk that the tie would be relocated to Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, where such restrictions do not exist. That would have seen Klopp return to his former club for the first time since visiting in 2016 with the Reds in the Europa League.

However, the Danish side have confirmed that the game will be played at their home ground.

‘The English authorities have eased travel restrictions, which is why our Champions League clash against Liverpool FC will take place in Herning as planned,’ the Danes said on their official website.

There had been speculation that the game would be played at Dortmund's ground next month

There had been speculation that the game would be played at Dortmund's ground next month

There had been speculation that the game would be played at Dortmund’s ground next month

But the Danes have confirmed that the game will go ahead at the MCH Arena in Herning

But the Danes have confirmed that the game will go ahead at the MCH Arena in Herning

But the Danes have confirmed that the game will go ahead at the MCH Arena in Herning




The new rules now allow for elite athletes to travel to Denmark without having to undergo a period of self isolation as previously required. 

Liverpool are set to face Midtjylland on Wednesday 9 December as Klopp’s side bid to book their place in the knockout rounds of the competition.

The Reds suffered a setback to their European ambitions this week after a much-changed side stumbled to a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta at Anfield. 

Jurgen Klopp's side will look to book their place in the knock out rounds early next month

Jurgen Klopp's side will look to book their place in the knock out rounds early next month

Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to book their place in the knock out rounds early next month

The uncertainty surrounding the Midtjylland fixture is one of many qualms that the Premier League champions have had to deal with this season. 

Klopp’s side have been rocked by a series of high-profile injuries, with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez sidelined in recent weeks.

Mohamed Salah was also absent for the visit of Leicester City last Sunday as a result of testing positive for coronavirus while away with Egypt on international duty. The star was pictured mingling with family and friends at his brother’s wedding.  

Source: Daily Mail

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