Premier League: Jürgen Klopp to miss Chelsea-Liverpool on Sunday after « supposedly positive » Covid-19 test

Chelsea – Liverpool, it will be without Jürgen Klopp. The Reds coach will not be on the bench on Sunday during the Premier League clash against Chelsea in London following a « suspected positive test » for Covid-19, his club said in a statement on Saturday. Like Klopp, three other members of the Liverpool management have tested positive for the coronavirus, but the club did not consider asking for a postponement of the game against the Blues, currently second in the league, one point ahead of Liverpool. .

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Three Reds players, whose names were not disclosed, had also been announced positive by the German technician at a press conference on Friday. The latter had compared to « a lottery« The fact of waiting for the results of the tests in the squad. No other player tested positive on Saturday, the club said.

The rebound of the coronavirus epidemic in the United Kingdom has caused numerous cases and already 18 postponements of Premier League matches, including two Newcastle matches scheduled for this week. Liverpool had also seen their Boxing Day home meeting against Leeds on Boxing Day postponed due to Covid cases among visitors. If a positive test is confirmed, Jurgen Klopp will also miss the English League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal in London on Thursday.

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