Liverpool's Premier League clash with Man Utd postponed due to fixture pile-up – The Mirror

The second Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United will have to wait as a fixture pile-up has meant that their game has been rearranged for a later date
Liverpool 's highly anticipated home clash against Manchester United will have to be rearranged as fixtures continue to pile-up for Jurgen Klopp 's side.
United will be seeking revenge after Liverpool thrashed them 5-0 at Old Trafford, which was their worst ever defeat at home to their bitter rivals.
The reverse fixture at Anfield was scheduled to take place on Sunday 20 March, but Liverpool's progression in the FA Cup means that they will now be playing their quarter-final tie that weekend.
Meaning that United will have to wait to face the Reds, and Liverpool will have yet another game in hand on Premier League leaders Manchester City.
It's to Liverpool's credit that the match has to be postponed, as they remain in every competition after already winning the first domestic trophy of the season on Sunday in a tense final with Chelsea.
Liverpool eased past Norwich despite a nervy ending in the fifth round of the FA Cup to book their place in the quarter-finals, whereas United's run ended in the previous round after losing to Middlesbrough on penalties.
However, due to a very limited number of free midweeks in Liverpool's calendar, the clash with United may have to take place on either Tuesday 19 April or Wednesday 20 April, providing they hold off Inter Milan at home in the Champions League.
Both United and Liverpool have secured positive results in the first leg of their European knockout ties, and could progress to the next stage if they can see off both Inter and Atletico Madrid respectively.
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The rearranged date would see Liverpool face a tricky week of Premier League fixtures, which will be music to the ears of City as the Reds would face United in midweek before taking on Everton in the Merseyside derby that weekend.
Liverpool are in hot pursuit of City who remain six points clear of the Reds, but the leaders have played an extra match, and Klopp's side must face Pep Guardiola before the end of the season.
After Liverpool's Carabao Cup final win on Sunday, and following their statement victory in Milan, fans are really starting to believe that the quadruple could be on the cards, although there is still an awful long way to go yet.
In the FA Cup, only two other heavyweights remain as Liverpool face the prospect of being drawn against one of Man City, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Chelsea, Southampton, Nottingham Forest/ Huddersfield Town and Everton/Boreham Wood in the quarter-final.
And with a 2-0 lead against Inter heading into the second leg of their Champions League clash, it's likely that Liverpool will book their place in the next knockout round in Europe too.
But the rearranged fixture with United does complicate things in the Premier League slightly, as Liverpool will have to face City, United and Everton all within the space of two weeks, with a game against Aston Villa sandwiched in-between too.
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