Back to Budapest
According to reports in the Times this morning, Liverpool may well be set to return to Budapest’s Puskas Arena to play the second leg of their round of 16 tie with RB Leipzig.
Jurgen Klopp’s team were worthy 2-0 winners when the first leg was played in Budapest on the 16th of February, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane scoring in the second half.
Liverpool are likely to return to Budapest to play their Champions League round-of-16, second-leg tie with RB Leipzig barring a late change of heart from the German authorities. By @_pauljoyce and @garyjacob #LFC https://t.co/RnPCXl6UY2
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) March 2, 2021
The first leg was held in Budapest due to Liverpool being unable to enter Germany due to their governments Covid19 travel restrictions. RB Leipzig were also informed that they would have to quarantine for 10 days upon returning from Anfield, forcing the club and UEFA to seek an alternative venue.
The travel restrictions are set to be reviewed on the 5th of March, with the tie due to be played on the 10th March. Should there be no relaxation in the rules, Budapest is likely to host the second leg.
Passing of a Legend
Liverpool have announced the sad news this morning of the passing of one of their true legends, Ian St John, following a long period of illness.
Ian St John played as a striker during the 60’s and made 425 appearances, scoring 118 goals. He won two League Championships, an FA Cup and Cup Winners Cup and was one of the stars of Bill Shankley’s first great Liverpool teams.
After his playing career finished he was the co-host, with Spurs Legend Jimmy Greaves, of the popular Saint and Greavsie football show, that was a staple of Saturday lunchtime TV in England in the 80’s and early 90’s.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ian’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2021
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