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Liverpool register three new positive COVID-19 tests ahead of crucial Chelsea shock, but Jurgen Klopp insists Premier League game will likely remain in effect

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Liverpool register three new positive COVID-19 tests ahead of crucial Chelsea shock, but Jurgen Klopp insists Premier League game will likely remain in effect

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that there have been three other positive COVID-19 tests in the Liverpool camp, but believes Sunday’s Premier League game at Chelsea will continue.

Photos from Liverpool’s training session apparently showed Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino among those missing, but Klopp declined to name the trio as they were still awaiting PCR test confirmations.

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Klopp says there have been three new positives within his squad in yet another blow to his title race team

Liverpool register three new positive COVID-19 tests ahead of crucial Chelsea shock, but Jurgen Klopp insists Premier League game will likely remain in effect

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Training photos showed many missing from the Liverpool session

“We have three new COVID cases on the team and a few more on the staff, so it’s not that cool at the moment,” Klopp said.

“I’m not in a position to say who it is because we have to do the whole process, get a proper PCR, but you will see the day after tomorrow on the team sheet it will be pretty clear who is affected or infected.

“We never had this real epidemic where 15 to 20 players had it. For us it’s every other day, things happen more and more often.

“It’s like a lottery in the morning, waiting for the result. It’s pretty much day to day, always one case, then another.

Liverpool register three new positive COVID-19 tests ahead of crucial Chelsea shock, but Jurgen Klopp insists Premier League game will likely remain in effect

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The Reds were beaten by Leicester last time and will next face Chelsea

“We have to wait because the boys are not here yet,” Klopp explained at his press conference on Friday morning.

“At the moment [we will] probably not [ask for a postponement] but we don’t know what it will look like in a few hours.

In addition to the three COVID cases, Klopp has confirmed that Takumi Minamino and Thiago Alcantara will miss the trip to Chelsea on Sunday due to injury.

“Taki is probably closer [to fitness], Taki runs out, Thiago not yet, “added the Reds boss.

“For him it will take a little longer, it’s a hip problem but we have no idea where it’s coming from, so we have to be patient with it.”

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