Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has returned a postive Covid test, meaning Wednesday’s pre-match press conference has now been cancelled.
The club had already been forced to cancel Tuesday’s training after a number of players and staff returned positive tests, leading to them requesting a postponement for Thursday’s League Cup semi-final first-leg at Arsenal.
The Football League have yet to approve the request, leaving the club and travelling supporters in limbo.
A statement on Wednesday morning confirmed that “Lijnders’ test result comes in addition to a number of suspected positive cases among players and football staff recorded earlier on Tuesday, which forced the cancellation of the day’s scheduled training session.”
Lijnders and whoever else tested positive on Tuesday will now have to isolate for seven days, meaning they would miss Thursday’s match at Arsenal and Sunday’s scheduled FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury on Sunday.