Liverpool have been handed an extended break with their Premier League game against Fulham at Anfield on Saturday postponed.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur after slipping to a poor 1-0 loss at Bournemouth last weekend.
And that gap could be stretched to nine points by the time they return to action with a trip to title-challenging Manchester City on Saturday, April 1.
That’s because Spurs do play on Saturday when they travel to relegation-threatened Southampton. Liverpool were supposed to be hosting Fulham, who earned a 2-2 draw when the sides met on the opening day of the campaign back in August.
But the game was postponed – and has yet to be rearranged – after the Cottagers qualified for the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Fulham won 2-0 at home to Premier League rivals Leeds United last month to set-up another all-top-flight clash away to Manchester on Sunday (4.30pm). The winners will progress to the Wembley semi-finals.
After this weekend teams in the Premier League will have a two-week hiatus because of the final international break of the season.