Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will miss his team’s clash with Chelsea after he was suspected to have tested positive to Covid-19.
Klopp, who like his squad is fully vaccinated, reported mild symptoms according to the club’s website and is now isolated.
The Reds’ boss has continuously spoken of his belief that the vaccine is necessary for society to battle against Covid-19 and has been frustrated by the low uptake amongst Premier League footballers in general. Both Klopp and his squad are fully vaccinated but the manager will still miss the trip to Chelsea.
Kloop’s assistant, Pepijn Lijnders, will lead the Reds for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Three backroom staff members have the “suspected positive” tests, along with three members of the first-team squad.
Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League table, a point behind Chelsea in second and 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City.