Liverpool have learned that their away game against Red Bull Leipzig will have to take place outside of Germany, as current national travel rules will prevent them from travelling to the country.
As more coronavirus-induced adversities hit football, there is now speculation about the future of the rest of the 2020/21 Champions League season.
The tie, scheduled for the 16th February, coincides with a COVID-19 travel ban from the UK to Germany, which officially ends on the 17th, just a day after the game is set to take place.
Liverpool's Champions League round-of-16 first-leg match at RB Leipzig will not be able to take place in Germany, government officials have confirmed.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 5, 2021
As Leipzig are the home team for the game in question, they are now legally obliged to find a new venue for the game, otherwise they be forced to forfeit the first leg by UEFA.
As it stands at the moment, there will be no ban on Leipzig travelling to the UK for the return fixture at Anfield on the 10th March.