Ralph Hassenhuettl confirmed that Danny Ings tested positive for the dreaded virus after the match against Liverpool on January 5. This would mean that a player who had tested negative before the match was played suddenly tested positive for the virus after the match. Hassenhuettl confirmed that Ings was self-isolating but it remains to be asked, how will this affect the Liverpool players who played 70+ minutes with him on the pitch?
Does Liverpool face danger of a COVID-19 outbreak among their players?
It has been ten days since the time Liverpool played against Southampton from which Danny Ings tested positive for the virus soon after. In this time Liverpool will definitely have reported that there were new positive cases as it is mandatory for it be disclosed by the Premier League weekly testing. Liverpool have been secretive about this before as they only now released information that Trent Alexander-Arnold tested positive for the virus back when Liverpool were in Austria training for the 2020/21 season.
In new training photos released yesterday it showed all players barring the already injured ones training in a group. Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are still injured and Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns as of now. Key players trained in a normal training session ahead of the crunch match against Manchester United on Sunday. So it can be said that Liverpool currently face no danger of facing an outbreak of COVID-19 and only when something like that happens will the match against Manchester United be called off.