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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea’s COVID-19 clash

Jurgen Klopp has reported a presumptive positive test for COVID-19 and will miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday, the club confirmed.

The Liverpool manager has reported mild symptoms, and sources say he “feels good.” However, Klopp is now isolated and will not be traveling to London for the Stamford Bridge match. Deputy Director Pep Lijnders will take over the team.

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Klopp and three other members of Liverpool’s coaching staff tested positive in the past 24 hours, in addition to the three players who reported positive results since the team’s last game in Leicester on Tuesday.

Klopp confirmed all three cases among playing staff on Friday, although Liverpool have chosen not to name the individuals ahead of Sunday’s game.

Despite the outbreak of positive cases at the club, Liverpool have not asked for the game to be postponed and, at this point, they do not anticipate a change in that position.

Eighteen Premier League matches have been postponed in the last three weeks, and Liverpool’s Anfield clash against Leeds United was called off as Marcelo Bielsa’s team failed to field 14 first-team players.

However, Liverpool currently have enough fit and capable team members to take on Chelsea.

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