Liverpool will not be allowed to travel for their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig

Jordon Henderson-Jurgen Klopp-Liverpool

Liverpool could be set for a major boost ahead of their Champions League knockout round clash against RB Leipzig.

The two clubs are set to face each other on the 16th of February but the Premier League side will not be able to travel to Germany for the first leg of the tie because the country has banned travellers from the UK because of the new variants of coronavirus.

According to reports, UEFA have been in touch with the two clubs regarding the type and the home side will now have to find a neutral venue for the game to go through.

It seems that RB Leipzig might have to forfeit the first leg 3-0 if they fail to find a venue where the game can be played.

Alternatively, Liverpool could be asked to host the first game of the tie at Anfield in hope that situation could improve by the time the second match is played on the 10th of March.

Playing the first leg away from home is a genuine advantage in the Champions League and it remains to be seen whether Liverpool are keen on changing the dynamics of the tie by playing the first game at Anfield.

UEFA said: “In all cases, the venue of a match must be approved by the Uefa administration, which has the right to assign an alternative venue for any particular match or even to decide that either or both legs of the relevant round to be rescheduled and/or played in a neutral country (within the territory of a Uefa member association) and/or organised as a single-leg. These decisions are final.”