Just days after the return of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Thiago after self-isolation, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that there are now three more positive cases.
Although not confirmed by PCR test yet, it will be a blow for Liverpool as they prepare to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
“We have three new COVID cases in the team and a few more in the staff, so it’s not so cool in the moment,” said the Reds boss.
“I’m not [able to reveal the names] because we still have to make the whole processes, getting a proper PCR and all these kind of things, but you will see the day after tomorrow on the teamsheet. It will be pretty clear then who is affected or infected.”
“We never had this kind of proper outbreak where 10, 15, 20 players had it, for us it’s more every day another one. Staff happens now more and more often, so as I said before it feels like a lottery in the morning when you stand there and you wait for the result. It was now pretty much day by day always one case – today another one.
“We have to wait, the boys are not even in yet, so we have to wait. In this moment, probably not but we don’t know how it will look in a few hours.”