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Liverpool handed massive boost for next season after AFCON decision

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah during Liverpool's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that the next Africa Cup of Nations tournament has been postponed until January 2022, according to EWN Sport.

The tournament to determine the best footballing nation in Africa was scheduled to take place in January and February of 2021. The decision to postpone the competition will serve as a massive boost to many teams across the world, but especially sides like Liverpool.

With a historic Premier League title now secured, Jurgen Klopp no longer has to worry about being without Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the Reds look to defend the trophy next season. As well as the two prolific forwards, Liverpool also boast Naby Keita (Guinea) and Joel Matip (Cameroon) in their ranks.

This decision ensures that the Merseyside outfit won’t miss four first-team players at a key mid-season point, this will surely bolster the side’s chances of defending the title.

Source: caughtoffside

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