Liverpool’s new signing Thiago Alcantara tests positive for Covid-19. He is self-isolating and is doing well. He has played just one match for them.
Thiago at Liverpool:
The midfielder joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich in September. He came off the bench to make his debut in a 2-0 victory over Chelsea. He was then forced to sit out against Arsenal, and now will be recovering alone.
LFC first-team doctor, Dr Jim Moxon commented, “Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines. The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s match against Arsenal, has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better.“
“The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time. It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a Covid-19 test.” Liverpool released a statement as well.
Klopp believes Thiago will only be ready in mid-October, after the International break, “After the international break he will be fine, for sure. That is the situation at the moment. He is not fit enough to be involved tonight [against Arsenal] but that’s it.”
The Spaniard will be looking to add to his tally after recently winning the treble with Bayern Munich.