Nottingham Forest were annoyed with Liverpool ahead of their FA Cup third-round clash against Arsenal, according to The Athletic.

The Reds postponed their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg game against the Gunners due to a series of covid cases.

That was scheduled for the Thursday when Arsenal were due to play Forest at the City Ground on Sunday.

Forest felt the visiting team had gained an unfair advantage in their preparations ahead of their trip to Trentside.

Liverpool Training Session
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It is claimed the uncertainty had led to discussions of an investigation taking place. The EFL, however, decided that the information received regarding the postponement was accurate.

Liverpool have annoyed several clubs with their recent postponements. They did play on Sunday, however, beating Brentford 3-0.

Some cynics felt that the Reds were calling games off due to Jurgen Klopp simply not having his best team available. Those claims are obviously unfounded.

Forest didn’t live to hold too much resentment towards Arsenal either.

The Gunners were blown away by Forest who never looked like losing during their City Ground tussle. Lewis Grabban scored the game’s only goal with seven minutes remaining.

The Reds now face Leicester in round four, with Arsenal placing their eggs in the Carabao Cup basket ahead of tonight’s semi-final second leg.

Problem: Forest have done well to avoid doing a Klopp

As far as calling games off has gone, Forest have seen one fixture postponed after covid ravaged the squad.

Looking at some of the Premier League teams, that’s a decent return and it’s largely been a case of the show must go on in the Championship.

Liverpool Training Session
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The Premier League must refine their covid guidelines. Arsenal for example called their game with Tottenham off, citing injuries at the AFCON as a reason for their lack of players.

That has to stop and some teams are simply falling way behind in their quest to fulfil their fixtures.

Safety is, of course, paramount but it’s perhaps time for the Premier League to intervene.

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