Jurgen Klopp dealt League Cup final blow as Liverpool rearranged fixture confirmed
Liverpool will take on Luton Town in the Premier League at Anfield less than four days before the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.
Jurgen Klopp will not have the luxury of a full week’s preparation with his squad for the League Cup final against Chelsea later this month following another change to Liverpool’s growing fixture schedule.
The Reds’ Premier League clash at home to Luton Town will now take place on Wednesday, February 21 at 7.30pm – less than four days before their trip to Wembley, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, February 25.
The game against Luton had initially been scheduled for the League Cup final weekend. Chelsea were due to play at Tottenham Hotspur in the league on Friday, February 23, with a new date for that fixture yet to be arranged.
Liverpool’s progress on four fronts meant there are few slots in which the Luton game could have been scheduled. The following midweek sees them take on either Watford or Southampton at Anfield in the FA Cup fifth round, while the Reds will be in Europa League round of 16 action the next two Thursdays, after which there is a fortnight without action due to the March international break.
Should Liverpool continue to progress in the FA Cup, further fixtures would need to be rearranged with Premier League games clashing with the quarter-final and semi-final rounds.