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Liverpool dealt fresh Covid-19 blow ahead of Arsenal clash

Liverpool dealt fresh Covid-19 blow ahead of Arsenal clash

Liverpool are currently set to face off with Arsenal in a League Cup clash on Thursday, but have been dealt a further Covid-19-related blow on Wednesday.

Arsenal vs Liverpool in doubt

Liverpool and Arsenal are due to face off in a League Cup semi-final clash on Thursday.

It is the first of two ties, with this match expected to take place at the Emirates and the second at Anfield the following week.

However, news emerged earlier on Tuesday that the game was in doubt.

This was, as per The Athletic, due to further covid cases and injury in Klopp’s squad.


Pepijn Lijnders tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool would then confirm on Tuesday evening that they had requested their meeting with Arsenal this week be postponed.

At the time of writing, no official decision has been made on the request. But Liverpool have been dealt a further Covid-19-related blow.

Jurgen Klopp missed Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea last weekend after testing positive for the virus.

As a result, assistant Pepijn Lijnders was expected to be leading preparations for Thursday’s game.

However, Lijnders has himself tested positive for the virus:

We can confirm Pepijn Lijnders has returned a suspected positive test for COVID-19, further impacting our preparations for Thursday’s Carabao Cup tie with Arsenal.

Read more:

Arsenal vs Liverpool betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
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12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
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14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
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19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
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Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
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