Liverpool’s Covid crisis deepens as assistant boss Lijnders tests positive

Liverpool assistant supervisor Pep Lijnders has actually ended up being the most recent member of the club personnel to check favorable for coronavirus, tossing Thursday’s League Cup semi-final at Toolbox into more doubt.

With supervisor Jurgen Klopp and 3 gamers — Alisson Becker, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino — currently separating, Lijnders, who organized the group for Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea, taped a favorable test late on Tuesday.

That sought Liverpool had actually made a submission to the English Football League to hold off the first-leg clash at the Emirates following even more favorable cases amongst the team and other gamer accessibility problems connected to disease and injury.

The club have actually cancelled Wednesday’s pre-match interview, at which Lijnders was because of speak.

Liverpool are likewise missing out on Thiago Alcantara, Takumi Minamino, Nat Phillips and Harvey Elliott through injury, while Mohamed Salah, Sadio Hair and Naby Keita are now on Africa Cup of Nations responsibility.

A Liverpool declaration on Wednesday stated: “Lijnders’ test result comes in addition to a number of suspected positive cases among players and football staff recorded earlier on Tuesday, which forced the cancellation of the day’s scheduled training session.

“As an outcome of the break out and the suspension of preparations, in addition to other health problems and injuries taped within the team, the club sent an application to the EFL for the post ponement of Thursday’s tie with Toolbox, with the news of Lijnders’ favorable outcome following the demand was lodged.

“The outcome of this application is still pending.”


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.