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Blackpool's Meeting With Liverpool & Everton Against Birmingham City Postponed Due To Freezing Conditions

Blackpool's clash with Liverpool as well as Everton's encounter with Birmingham City have been postponed owing to adverse weather conditions.

There had been previous fears that the Seasiders may not be able to cope with the difficult conditions, but the club resorted to bringing in frost protection covers and industrial hot air blowers to compensate for not having under soil heating.

The club had scheduled a pitch inspection on Boxing Day to determine if the game would go ahead as planned, but the match has now been moved forward to January 12.

A statement on Blackpool's official website reads: "Following an early morning pitch inspection, the Seasiders Boxing Day fixture with Liverpool has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

"The fixture will now take place at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday 12th January, kick off 8pm."

A similar situation has arisen at Goodison Park, where weather has played spoilsport as Everton's clash against Birmingham will not go on as planned.

"Everton's Boxing Day game against Birmingham at Goodison Park has been postponed," reads a statement on the Toffees' official website.

"Due to the adverse weather conditions in Liverpool overnight the stadium is not in a fit condition to stage a Premier League football match, one of which would have attracted an almost capacity attendance.

"There are several miles of frozen pipes, many of which burst during the course of Christmas Day night.

"Our stadium and safety teams worked ‘round the clock but due to the rapidly deteriorating conditions - and in the interests of safety and hygiene we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the game.

"A new date for the fixture will be announced as soon as possible."

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