Liverpool and Chelsea’s last-16 games in the Champions League could be moved to neutral grounds.
After a successful exit from the group stage, the Reds and Blues face Inter Milan and Lille respectively.
According to the Mail, UEFA is reluctant to support mandatory vaccination rules that are expected to be introduced by the French and Italian governments.
Thus, the two Premier League clubs may have to travel elsewhere for their distant trips.
According to the new rules, which will go into effect later this month, all professional and amateur athletes from France and Italy must have a COVID passport to enter an venue.
Given the low vaccination rates among some Prem clubs this could have an impact on player availability and create additional pressure amid rising coronavirus cases and current injuries.
UEFA does not appear eager to rewrite its rules to make vaccination mandatory at this stage.
As it stands, the current rules stipulate that teams consisting of 13 players, including a goalkeeper, will be expected to complete fixtures.
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Liverpool have been dubbed the ‘group of death’ as they top Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan.
Merseysiders created history as they became the first English team to win all their six games in the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea, on the other hand, finished second to Juventus after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Zenit St Petersburg.
The Blues eliminated Zenit as well as Malmö and would try to retain their European crown.
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