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Why Klopp will miss Chelsea vs Liverpool game at Stamford Bridg


Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Chelsea due to a suspected positive COVID-19 test result.

Klopp is now being isolated ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

His assistant, Pepijn Lijnders, will lead the team for the crucial Premier League tie.

Liverpool confirmed this in a statement via their website on Saturday.

The statement read, “Jürgen Klopp will miss Liverpool’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Sunday after returning a suspected positive COVID-19 test result.

“The Reds manager, who reported mild symptoms ahead of the fixture, is now isolating.

“Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders will therefore lead the team for the 4.30 pm GMT kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

“Testing of the entire first-team set-up has revealed no further positive cases within the playing squad in addition to the three confirmed by Klopp on Friday.

“Three backroom staff members have returned suspected positive results, however.”

The kick-off time for the Chelsea vs Liverpool game is 5.30 pm, Nigerian time.

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