The Premier League Board confirmed the decision after meeting on Thursday 30 December, with the fixture, which was due to get underway at 3pm on Saturday, now to be rearranged after Norwich City confirmed it has an insufficient number of First Team players available to fulfil the match.
The Club regrets the inconvenience this may cause for supporters of both teams.
A new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course on LCFC.com, with all previously purchased tickets to remain valid for the rearranged game.
Premier League Postponement Guidance
The Premier League aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is the priority. Where possible, the Premier League will endeavour to keep supporters updated if games become at risk on a matchday.
The Premier League Board assesses applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and adapted COVID-19 postponement guidance, implemented in light of the new Omicron variant.
The Premier League Board will assess a number of factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity and potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak at the club; and the ability of the players to safely prepare for and play the match.
The Board must also consider the wider risks to the opposition and other people the club representatives may come into contact with. Click HERE to read more on the Premier League’s match postponement process.
While recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the clubs’ and the League’s collective intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible. The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority and the League will continue to monitor and reflect public health guidance, always proceeding with caution.
In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced Emergency Measures. These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.
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