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Liverpool close training facilities ahead of Arsenal game

Liverpool close training facilities ahead of Arsenal game

In what is a rapidly developing situation, Liverpool have now opted to close their training facilities amid an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Liverpool’s covid crisis

Liverpool experience their first Covid-19 outbreak of the season when Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Thiago all tested positive for the virus.

Said players have since returned to action, barring Thiago who is out due to a fitness issue.

However, Liverpool are now currently in the midst of a second outbreak.

Along with Jurgen Klopp; Joel Matip, Alisson and Roberto Firmino all missed out vs Chelsea on Sunday after contracting covid.

It was then confirmed on Tuesday that Liverpool’s meeting with Arsenal on Thursday was in doubt due to more covid cases:


Liverpool would then confirm on Tuesday evening that they had requested their meeting with Arsenal this week be postponed, before announcing that assistant Pepijn Lijnders has too tested positive.


Liverpool close training ground

Now, in a further update, Liverpool have announced that their training facilities have been closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak:


Meanwhile, it has been reported elsewhere that the further positive tests include players as well.

Will their meeting with Arsenal go ahead? At this point it seems very unlikely.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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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

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Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
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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
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