Liverpool could be making a trip to Budapest. Liverpool’s round of 16 tie with Red Bull Leipzig could be moved to Budapest due to strict COVID 19 travel rules in Germany.
Telegraph reporter Chris Bascombe has revealed that the German side may have found a new ground to host the match.
The match had to be moved due to a ban on oversea visitors coming into Germany. Budapest, and more specifically Puskas Arena could play host to the German and English clubs.
To some fans this may seem odd, but UEFA has a mandate neutral venue each year for the competition. This year, the arena is no other than the home of the Hungary national team.
Leipzig were informed that there are no special regulations for professional athletes and that they would need to find a new place to play.
Other Options for Liverpool v Leipzig
There have been multiple plans outlined for the match to occur as normal in addition to playing in Budapest.
One option is for Liverpool to host the first leg at Anfield. It has not yet been reported if this is something that the merseyside club would be in favour of doing.
The third option is that there would only be one leg to decide who moves on to the next round.
The final result– which is the worst case scenario for Red Bull Leipzig– is to forfeit the game and hand Liverpool a 3-0 first leg victory. This could massively help Liverpool with their current injury situation.