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EFL reach decision on Liverpool COVID-19 investigation amid “false positive” controversy

EFL reach decision on Liverpool COVID-19 investigation amid “false positive” controversy

Arsenal’s home leg with Liverpool rescheduled

Arsenal fans were up in arms as a reported COVID outbreak forced Liverpool to reschedule the first leg of their Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal.

And, after the FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury went ahead three days later, Jurgen Klopp revealed that in actual fact there were a wide load of “false positives” and only one true positive case in the Liverpool camp, that of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

And for some, this seemed far too convenient to be true, including at some top clubs.

EFL to take no action

Rumours began flying on Monday afternoon that there would be potential consequences for Liverpool, with The Athletic reporting that:

The EFL is facing calls from clubs to open an investigation into the incident which could lead to Liverpool facing a severe punishment should it be found the club failed to fulfil a fixture without just cause.

Much to the dismay of Arsenal and rival clubs, however, this may not materialise.

As per Dan Kilpatrick of the London Evening Standard:

“The EFL is satisfied that Liverpool had legitimate grounds for a delay at the time of their appeal and provided all the necessary evidence, so will resist any calls to examine the circumstances of the outbreak”

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6