Man City FA Cup tie on despite Covid outbreak – and fans go mad at Liverpool

Manchester City will play their FA Cup tie despite a major Covid-19 outbreak, leaving fans to target Liverpool for their postponement.

The reigning Premier League champions are the latest club to succumb to the virus.

They've reported 21 positive tests, including boss Pep Guardiola, assistant manger Juanma Lillo, and seven first-team players.

However, their trip to Swindon on Friday night has not been called off like Liverpool's midweek Carabao Cup match with Arsenal was.

The difference in decisions has bemused supporters, with the Reds seemingly only missing three stars plus coaching staff amongst an "ever-increasing", yet unspecified, amount of cases.

There was particular frustration from Gunners fans, with one questioning: "Can someone please explain how City have to play tomorrow, but Liverpool managed to have their game rescheduled?"

Another echoed: "So Man City are still playing their match despite having 21 players isolating? Funny, I was told it’s absolutely impossible for Liverpool to play because some loser assistant coach has a runny nose."

While a third member of the Arsenal fanbase wrote: "So City’s game is still on when they’re out 7 players but Liverpool’s had to be postponed? dawg give us that depleted Liverpool for an easier match."

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One fan jibed: "You can add ‘getting covid’ to the list of things City are better than Liverpool at."

And even a Chelsea supporter added: "City behaving like a proper club & getting games played meanwhile Liverpool getting favourable treatment from EPL and EFL for their “outbreak” Imagine being afraid to play Arsenal…could never be my club."

Liverpool closed their training ground on Tuesday after Jurgen Klopp's right hand man, Pep Lijnders, joined him in isolating.

The subsequent postponement saw the two legs of their Carabao Cup semi-final each moved back a week to Thursday 13 and Thursday 20 January.

After that announcement rival fans joked that their Covid crisis suspiciously times up with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Reds had already fallen behind City in the title race and now have a tougher task to catch up without the trio of absent stars.

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