Liverpool have had a member of their training camp test positive for Coronavirus, according to reports from Austrian news outlet Kronen Zeitung and the Daily Telegraph.
It is currently unknown as to whether it is a player or a member of the club’s staff who has tested positive. Liverpool themselves are also yet to comment on the reports coming from the Austria region where they are currently based.
Liverpool Staff Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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For now, the pre-season training camp in Austria will continue as normal. With Premier League clubs having protocols in place for such circumstances, the party member will most likely go into a period of self-isolation while they recover.
The Reds only flew to Austria on Saturday after a last-minute change of plan. Their scheduled visit to France was scuppered when the nation was added to the UK government’s quarantine list.
The camp in Saalfelden is in the Salzburg region of Austria, familiar surroundings for current Reds Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino, who have both spent time playing their football with Red Bull Salzburg.
Jurgen Klopp, his staff and nearly all of the available squad have since set up camp in the town of Saalfelden, with the backdrop of the Alps all around them.
Since the Premier League champions arrival, the players have been put through their paces, but reports from the region have now claimed that someone in the party has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Despite the training camp continuing as normal the positive case will undoubtedly throw a spanner in the works for Klopp as he prepares his squad for the resumption of competitive football. That arrives sooner for the Reds than most, as they do battle for the Community Shield with FA Cup winners Arsenal on August 29 at Wembley Stadium.
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