Liverpool ask for FA Cup semi-final against Man City to be moved from Wembley

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Liverpool have asked the FA to move to the semi-finals of the FA Cup against Manchester City due to travel problems.

Rail engineering means there will be no direct trains to London from Manchester or Liverpool between April 15 and 18, meaning fans from the northwest will face the real challenge of getting to Wembley.

Fans of both teams have asked the FA to cancel the match but on Tuesday it was speculated that the match would not be canceled.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Anfield officials were discussing the matter with FA and City officials after booking a place in the semi-finals to try to find a solution for supporters.

Liverpool have requested that the match be played in a neutral place near both teams, but the FA continues to refuse.

Although many accuse the FA of being too focused on money, a source close to the situation was quoted as saying that the governing body needed money to re-invest football at grassroots level as a non-profit organization.

Despite the financial crisis, the FA has also highlighted that Old Trafford, the nearest stadium with a sufficient number, will be used on Saturday 16 April when Manchester United host Norwich City.

It has not yet been confirmed which semi-finals will be played on Saturday and which will be on Sunday.

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