JURGEN KLOPP has suffered a setback after three new suspected positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in their Liverpool squad.
Liverpool travel to Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League tie but Klopp will be forced to field a weaker side if the game goes ahead.
Klopp also revealed that there were ‘some’ positive cases within the staff at the club.
The Liverpool boss currently ‘does not know’ whether the Reds will ask for Sunday’s game to be postponed, but has not ruled it out.
He also did not disclose which players had tested positive for the virus.
In his press conference before the weekend’s game, Klopp told the media: “We have three new Covid cases in the team and a few more in the staff, so it’s not so good at the moment.
“Not me [able to reveal the names] Because we still have to do the whole process, get a proper PCR and all that sort of thing, but you’ll see the day after tomorrow on the teamsheet.
“It will be very clear who is affected or infected.”
And when asked whether Liverpool would potentially ask to postpone the game against Chelsea, Klopp said: “Not yet, but we don’t know.
“We’ve never had a proper outbreak like this, where we’ve had 10, 15, 20 players, for us it’s one more every day.
“The staff is more and more frequent now, so as I said earlier it feels like a lottery in the morning when you stand there and you wait for the results.
“It was pretty much always a case now-a-days – today another one.
“We’ll have to wait, the boys aren’t there yet, so we’ll have to wait. At this moment, maybe not, but we don’t know what it’ll look like in a few hours.”
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