Jakarta, ONENEWS.MY.ID —
Coach Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, will not accompany the Reds squad in the match against Chelsea due to Covid-19.
Competition Chelsea vs Liverpool takes place Sunday (2/1) and Klopp will not be traveling to Stamford Bridge Stadium.
In a written statement, Liverpool stated that Klopp is currently in isolation and has moderate symptoms.
“Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Sunday after returning a positive Covid-19 test result,” the statement read.
As a substitute, assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders will accompany the team in the duel for the second place in the Premier League.
The case that happened to Klopp did not spread to the players so the match would still be carried out. Liverpool said there were members who were also exposed to Covid-19, but not players.
“Tests of the entire first team have revealed no further positive cases in the squad to play other than the three confirmed by Klopp on Friday. However, three members of staff have returned suspected positive results,” read a statement on Liverpool’s official website.
Currently Liverpool is in third place with 41 points or only one point adrift of Chelsea who is in second place.
The Reds suffered a defeat in the closing match of 2021 when they visited Leicester City. While Chelsea only drew with Brighton & Hove Albion in the last match.
If they lose, Liverpool will not be down in the rankings because they still have a six-point advantage over Arsenal, who lost to Man City in the first day of 2022.