Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara tests positive for coronavirus and is isolating with minor symptoms after missing 3-1 Arsenal win
The 29-year-old was absent for Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Monday night and Jurgen Klopp was coy over the problem that kept him out, instead just saying that he’ll be back after the international break.
The club have now announced that he has Covid-19 and has been displaying minor symptoms.
Liverpool have confirmed that Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus
Klopp was coy over the reasons of Thaigo’s absence for Liverpool’s win over Arsenal
Liverpool first-team doctor, Dr Jim Moxon, said: ‘It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a COVID-19 test.
‘We have followed all the protocols to the letter and Thiago is OK. He will be self-isolating now as per the guidelines and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon.’
The north-west of England, particularly the city of Liverpool, have seen numbers of Covid-19 cases rapidly rising in recent weeks.
Liverpool said that Thiago has been displaying minor symptoms associated with the virus
Thiago made his Liverpool debut in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last Sunday but has not featured since.
Speaking to Sky Sports before Liverpool’s match against Arsenal, Klopp said of the midfielder: ‘After the international break, he will be fine – for sure.
‘That’s the situation at the moment, he’s not fit enough to be involved.’
The Premier League announced on Monday that there had been 10 positive tests out of 1,595 carried out between September 21 and September 27.