Liverpool 'cancel training' with discussions held to postpone Arsenal Carabao Cup tie

It remains to be seen how a prospective postponement would affect the weekend’s FA Cup third-round clash at home to Shrewsbury. 

Arsenal have not been able to shake Covid issues either, with Eddie Nketiah and manager Mikel Arteta missing Saturday’s last-gasp defeat against Manchester City. 

The Gunners boss is expected to return to the dugout against Liverpool, however, as long as the game goes ahead. 

Postponements have left Premier League sides staring down the barrel of congested fixture lists over the coming weeks, with squads already stretched over the festive period.