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UCL: London could host RB Leipzig, Liverpool duel

Liverpool could play the away leg of their Champions League round 16 tie with RB Leipzig in London.

The first leg of the tie has had to be altered because of German travel restrictions preventing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side from making the trip.

RB Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed the decision between the two possible locations will be made on Monday, with the match currently scheduled for February 16.

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The Daily Mail says UEFA made contingency plans at the beginning of the campaign to find ‘safe’ venues, should something like this happen, and the Puskas Arena in Budapest has been designated as the stadium that will stage the clash.

However, Leipzig were also able to make contact with stadiums in England, with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium now a possible venue.

Another option was reversing the order of the tie, with the first game being played in Liverpool instead.

However the Reds were thought to be unwilling to sacrifice the advantage they gained by finishing top of their group.

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