Jurgen Klopp has hinted at some Covid-19 cases in the Liverpool camp in the build-up to their match against Arsenal next Wednesday.
Speaking in his pre-Brighton press conference, Jurgen Klopp told the media that some players and staff couldn’t be involved in the match due to Covid positives.
“On top of [injuries], Covid is not over, so these things, we’ve had,” Klopp said. “We try everything to avoid but it’s not always possible. Players and staff have no symptoms but cannot be involved.”
Arsenal fans will be having flashbacks following the comments, given the postponement of the League Cup clash against Liverpool in January.
There’s no suggestion yet that the Liverpool outbreak is anywhere near enough to get a game called off, fortunately.
Arsenal really can’t afford any more postponements. With only a little over two months until the end of the season, the Gunners already have 11 league games scheduled and two more to fit in – the postponed fixtures against Spurs and Chelsea.
The Spurs clash should be easy enough to organise, now that both clubs are out of all other competitions. Just pick any midweek in April or May.
But the Chelsea game could be difficult to fit in whilst Chelsea are fighting on three fronts, and the same would apply to a Liverpool postponement.