The second leg of Liverpool’s last-16 Champions League tie against RB Leipzig has been rescheduled from Anfield to Budapest.
Due to German COVID-19 limits, the two teams traveled to Hungary for the first leg in February and will do so again for the rematch.
Since Leipzig will be required to complete a 10-day quarantine upon their return from the UK, the Puskas Arena will serve as the backdrop instead of Anfield.
The rules in Germany will be reviewed this week, but since no changes are expected in the Saxony area, where Leipzig is located, the matchup on March 10 has been rescheduled.
After Mo Salah and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a two-goal lead with a quarter-final spot on the line, Jurgen Klopp praised his time at the Puskas Arena.
Klopp described the stadium as “brilliant, truly brilliant.” “On the inside, it resembles the Atletico Madrid stadium, which, to be honest, felt amazing for us. It’s a fantastic stadium, and the pitch was fantastic.
“I believe it is a proper football stadium because if this one is sold out in the future, it will create an atmosphere.”
The fact that the fixture has been moved once again is a sign of the times, and unless exceptions are made, the rest of the competition is likely to follow a similar direction, depending on the draw.
This was the case for Borussia Monchengladbach, who were permitted to travel to Manchester City without being subjected to a 10-day quarantine imposed by their home area of North Rhine-Westphalia.