Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea game

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will miss the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19.

A statement from Liverpool said: “Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Sunday after returning a suspected positive COVID-19 test result.

“The Reds manager, who reported mild symptoms ahead of the fixture, is now isolating.

“Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders will therefore lead the team for the 4.30pm GMT kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

“Testing of the entire first-team set-up has revealed no further positive cases within the playing squad in addition to the three confirmed by Klopp on Friday.

“Three backroom staff members have returned suspected positive results, however.”

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