Liverpool confirm 3 COVID cases, but match with Chelsea will not be impactedtext_fields
Three COVID-19 cases have been reported in Liverpool's squad, but the number is not significant enough to affect the trip to Chelsea on Sunday night.
Currently, there are three new cases of COVID in the team and a few more in the coaching staff," Klopp confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
The names haven't been released yet because we have to do the whole PCR and all those things, but you'll see the teamsheet on Sunday. "It will be pretty clear then who is affected or infected," Klopp said at the time.
Jürgen Klopp reported three new suspected positive COVID-19 tests among Liverpool's playing squad.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 31, 2021
According to Klopp, Liverpool has not yet decided whether to seek a postponement of the fixture at Chelsea. The outbreak never happened in a way where 10 or 15 people had it at once. For us, there is just another one every day. Staff happens more and more often now, so it's like waiting for the morning lottery. You wait for the result as you stand there. It's pretty much one case every day - today the next.
"We have to wait, the boys are not even in yet, so we have to wait. At this moment, probably not but we don't know how it will look in a few hours."
Despite Klopp's refusal to name the trio, Thiago Alcantara and Takumi Minamino will miss the game at Stamford Bridge as well. They were both absent from the midweek clash with Leicester City due to muscle tension.
As Liverpool's title rivals, Manchester City, threaten to pull away at the top of the table, the match against Chelsea is crucial.