Aston Villa have confirmed they will go ahead with a much depleted team against Liverpool in Friday’s Emirates FA Cup third round game.
As reported here on Futaa this week, Villa got rocked by a Coronavirus outbreak crisis that forced the club to close its training grounds.
The match against Liverpool was in jeopardy of getting canceled, but the club has been forced to call on youth team players to fill the enormous void.
“Aston Villa's FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Friday night is expected to go ahead but Wednesday's Premier League game against Tottenham is in doubt after an outbreak of coronavirus in the first-team squad,” Sky confirmed.
“Villa are set to be without their entire first team, along with boss Dean Smith and assistants John Terry, Craig Shakespeare and Richard O'Kelly, as they are isolating,” added the report.