LEEDS United's Premier League match with Liverpool on Boxing Day has been postponed due to the hosts being unable to fulfil the fixture.

The Whites have a number of players out through Covid-19, injuries and illness.

It is not the only game shelved in the league on December 26 with Watford's trip to Wolves falling by the wayside too.

Just four matches were possible in the top flight last weekend as cases rise.

With a meeting of Premier League managers and players to discuss coronavirus issues planned for Thursday, the league met earlier in the day and approved the requests from Leeds and Watford to postpone the games.

The Premier League said: "The league aims to provide as much clarity as possible but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is the priority.

"The league will endeavour to keep supporters updated if games become at risk on a matchday.

"The board concluded that Leeds United will not be able to fulfil their fixture this weekend due to the number of players with Covid-19, injuries and illness.

"The club's training ground has also been closed after consultation with the UK Health Security Agency and the Premier League."