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Leipzig contact federal police about Liverpool team in 'race against time'

Liverpool are in the midst of a rollercoaster ride of a season. The Reds have dealt with a series of huge injury blows and bizarre refereeing decisions, they’ve had more goals chalked off by VAR than any other side. They could be set for another twist in the tale. RB Leipzig have contacted federal police to get Liverpool a permit to fly into Germany; the game could be played at a neutral venue otherwise.

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Liverpool to face Leipzig

The Reds won their Champions League group comfortably.

Liverpool won impressively against Atalanta, thrashing the Italians 5-0 in their own backyard.

Jürgen Klopp’s side also put in professional performances against Ajax.

The only downside to the group stage was the loss of Diogo Jota.

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The Portugal star picked up a serious knee injury in a dead rubber tie with Midtjylland and hasn’t featured since.

Upon winning their group, Liverpool were drawn against RB Leipzig.

The German side beat Manchester United to second place in group H, finishing level on points but behind PSG.

Leipzig v Liverpool venue

The first leg of the tie takes place on Tuesday the 16th of February.

This means the tie takes place a day before an international travel ban in Germany is lifted.

As a result, according to a report from Frankfurter Allgemeine, RB Leipzig have contacted the federal police to secure a permit for Liverpool to travel to Germany.

The process is said to be a ‘bureaucratic race against time’. Leipzig spokesman Till Muller told the press:

“Of course we are in talks with the authorities, Uefa and Liverpool. On Monday we applied for an entry permit for the team from Liverpool. We are waiting for feedback.”

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If Leipzig can’t get Liverpool into the country then they have to find a neutral venue.

This would give the Reds an early advantage in the tie as the opposition wouldn’t have a home leg.

Thankfully the second leg is at Anfield which is always a boost for us.

We’ll be monitoring this one closely as a decision must be near.

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