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Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19
Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reported a suspected positive test for COVID-19. This now means the German will miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday, the club have confirmed. Follow Premier League live updates on InsideSport.IN Also read: Premier League: Southampton’s match against Newcastle United postponed, Liverpool game in doubt? In […]

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reported a suspected positive test for COVID-19. This now means the German will miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday, the club have confirmed. Follow Premier League live updates on InsideSport.IN

Also read: Premier League: Southampton’s match against Newcastle United postponed, Liverpool game in doubt?

In some good news, the Liverpool manager has reported mild symptoms, with sources saying he “feels fine.” Jurgen Klopp is currently isolating and will not travel to London for the Stamford Bridge fixture. Assistant manager Pep Lijnders will take charge of the team.

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19

Jurgen Klopp and three other members of the Liverpool coaching staff have tested positive in the last 24 hours, in addition to the three players who have reported positive tests since the team’s last fixture at Leicester on Tuesday.

Klopp confirmed the three cases among the playing staff on Friday, although Liverpool have chosen not to name the individuals ahead of Sunday’a game.

“We have three new COVID cases in the team and a few more in the staff, so it’s not so cool at the moment,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Sunday’s game in London.

“I’m not (able to reveal who tested positive) because we have to go through the whole process, PCR (tests), but you will see the day after tomorrow on the team sheet, it will be clear who is affected.”

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19

“For us, it’s more every day another one (tests positive)… it feels like a lottery in the morning. It’s day by day another case. We don’t know how it will look in a few hours.”

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Curtis Jones had returned to training earlier this week after going into isolation due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Despite the outbreak of positive cases at the club, Liverpool have not asked for the game to be postponed and, at this stage, do not anticipate a change in that position.

Eighteen Premier League fixtures have been postponed over the past three weeks, with Liverpool’s Anfield clash against Leeds United called off due to Marcelo Bielsa’s team being unable to field 14 first-team players.

However, Liverpool currently have enough members of their squad fit and able to face Chelsea.

Third-placed Liverpool are one point behind Chelsea, who are second, with a game in hand.

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash with COVID-19

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