Liverpool's Thiago tests positive for COVID-19


  • Football
  • Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - DFB Cup - Semi Final - Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - June 10, 2020 Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara wearing a mask arrives before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool

(Reuters) - Liverpool's new midfield signing Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating with minor symptoms, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

The Spaniard, who joined from Bayern Munich earlier this month and made his debut in their 2-0 win over Chelsea, was ruled out of their next two games after missing Monday's 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.

"It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a COVID-19 test," Liverpool's first-team doctor Jim Moxon said in a statement https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/410566-thiago-alcantara-tests-positive-for-covid-19.

"We have followed all the protocols to the letter and Thiago is OK. He will be self-isolating now as per the guidelines and hopefully he'll be back with us soon."

Liverpool will host Arsenal in the last-16 of the League Cup on Thursday and return to league action on Sunday with a trip to Aston Villa.

Spain manager Luis Enrique is due to announce his squad for this month's matches with Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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