By Beck Pascal

22nd Dec, 2021 | 11:00am

Leeds United v Aston Villa under threat after Gerrard 'common sense' claim

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he hopes Aston Villa’s upcoming fixture against Leeds United is postponed as the coronavirus threat increases. 

The Whites are set to host Villa at Elland Road on Tuesday (December 28) as the continuous coronavirus threat looms. 

Gerrard has admitted that he believes that the Christmas period in the Premier League is difficult enough with the expected fixture congestion.

The former Liverpool captain ‘hopes common sense prevails’ as clubs the festive period is made more difficult due to coronavirus. 

As per Leeds Live, he said: “For me, the biggest thing here is footballers should never be expected to play within two days so, whether Covid is here or not, player welfare if you want to talk about that.

“Especially, that shouldn’t be right off the back of Covid, and players and squads being short, and the many issues around each squad up and down the country.

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“I think [not playing the match against Leeds] should come into consideration in the coming days and within the next week, and I hope common sense prevails.”


Football during the pandemic is becoming increasingly stressful. Keeping up with the fitness statuses of players and the continuous developments of the questionable rules set by the Premier League is becoming painful. 

The current lottery teams find themselves, hostage, to seem quite cruel at times, but this could be a blessing in disguise for Leeds. 

All season long the Whites have missed key players due to injury so it at times seems justified when other teams also face us with depleted squads. 

Leeds might have a chance of steering clear of the virus plaguing their squad as they follow very strict measures thanks to Leeds’ well-respected head of medicine, Rob Price.  

However, if covid does manage to take a grip of the Leeds’ squad things could go from bad to worse as Marcelo Bielsa’s team look to find form. 

Overall, this seems like a leveller for the Whites as many other clubs are without some of their best players. As things stand, we must get used to fielding bizarre teams in a season like no other. 

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay: Leeds United unlikely to make move to resign Ronaldo Vieira.