Liverpool face a month’s delay before they play their FA Cup quarter final replay against Blackburn Rovers, reports the Daily Mail.
This is due to UEFA regulations that prevent the match taking place at the same time as Champions League or Europa League fixtures. This means that it won’t be played for the next two weeks, with an international break stretching that to a month. The FA have agreed with the Premier and Football Leagues that the match will take place on either April 7th or 8th.
The Reds drew the match at Anfield 0-0 on Sunday, leading to the need for a replay. The Merseyside club were disappointing in the match, and the extra fixture won’t be welcome as they attempt to make a charge for the Champions League qualification places in the final stages of the season.
Rovers manager Gary Bowyer said of the replay date: “Our lads will need that long to recover, the amount they have run. They worked ever so hard and every one of them put a shift in. Our chances will be the same in the replay. We might have one or two back because we’re down to the bare bones.”