Liverpool face the prospect of playing both of their Champions League knockout games at neutral venues.

The Reds are set to take on last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig, who currently sit second in the Bundesliga, in the first leg next week.

It is scheduled to be played in Budapest next Tuesday, with German travel restrictions meaning the Bundesliga side cannot host the English champions.

However, the second leg due to be played on March 10 at Anfield has now also been called into question.

This is because of the strict German quarantine laws which has no exemptions for elite sports teams.

Local authorities would have to ask Leipzig players to quarantine for 10 days when they return from the fixture on Merseyside, placing strains on their Bundesliga fixtures.

The rules in place are set to be reviewed on March 5 in Germany.

This provides hope that the game could be played at Anfield five days later.

As a result, Liverpool are also looking into neutral venues to stage the match.

UEFA have provided a list of preferred venues for matches that are being forced to be switched.

The first leg is set to take place in Budapest’s Puskas Stadium in Hungary.

The European football’s governing body said: “UEFA is in touch with the respective clubs, the English Football Association and the German Football Association.”