Pep Lijnders: Liverpool Assistant Coach Isolated and First Team Training Shut Down

Pep Lijnders: Liverpool Assistant Coach Isolated and First Team Training Shut Down

Liverpool Club is in serious state of dilemma at the moment as a result of the continuous outbreak of the Covid-19 case amongs the players and Staff of the club.

The assistant coach Pep Lijnders who took over after the head coach and manager Jurgen Klopp already isolating.

A decision and request have been made to respond the Thursday upcoming Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal. As of the time of writing this, the decision is still pending.

It is gathered that the training facilities will be closed for at least 48 hours to give the club time to sort things out. The Sunday match against Chelsea that ended in a draw, players Alisson, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino missed that game too and three other staff members tested positive to Covid-19.

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According to BBC, there were 94 new cases among Premier League players and staff from a total of 14,250 tests in the seven days up to and including 2 January – down from a record 103 cases over the previous seven days.

Liverpool coaches

In the news, the club said this decision was made after consultation with the relevant public health authority.

To make things worst, since most players have been isolated, some other players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, travelled to their various countries for the African Cup of Nations.

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So, in a new statement on Wednesday, they said: “As a result of the outbreak and the suspension of preparations, as well as other illnesses and injuries recorded within the squad, the club submitted an application to the EFL for the postponement of Thursday’s tie with Arsenal, with the news of Lijnders’ positive result coming after the request was lodged.

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The latest round of Premier League testing showed a first week-by-week decrease in positive Covid tests for eight weeks.

Liverpool are due to host Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round on Sunday (14:00) before the second leg against Arsenal at home on 13 January.

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