May 16, 2021

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Liverpool decides on the postponed Manchester United match with the FA to win

Liverpool will not ask the FA to give them the match, after their visit to Old Trafford was canceled due to safety concerns.

According to the rules, the governing body can declare that the match will not be replayed at a later time, and instead award the three points to the Reds, if they decide that it was “abandoned due to the behavior of a club or its supporters”.

But Anfield is not interested in pursuing such a result and will instead work with Manchester United to find a date to complete the match.

That would be tough, as Manchester FC participated in the Europa League semi-finals this week. They also have two positions in the next two mid-week matches in the Premier League matches against Leicester and Fulham.

Jurgen Klopp's team will not ask to win the game
Jurgen Klopp’s team will not ask to win the game

But United have a free deadline at the weekend of May 15, with Liverpool set to play West Brom on the 16th.

Liverpool have yet to set a date for their visit to Burnley, which is set to take place on a midweek day on May 18, 19 or 20.

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So it is possible that if the West Brom Liverpool match were introduced, and the Burnley match replayed, the match could be reduced at that time.

Alternatively, United may be required to play two games in three days, with Liverpool midweek free next week, as United are set to play Leicester on May 12.