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Liverpool: Van Dijk, Fabinho and Jones will all MISS Newcastle clash after positive Covid tests

Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones will all MISS Liverpool’s recreation in opposition to Newcastle tonight after registering suspected positive Covid-19 tests – however clash at Anfield WILL nonetheless go forward

  • Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones all suspected to have examined positive
  • The Liverpool duo are actually isolating as they await the outcomes of PCR tests 
  • They will subsequently all miss Thursday’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Newcastle 
  • Three Chelsea stars are additionally positive as stress mounts to pause the season 

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp will be with out three key gamers for tonight’s clash in opposition to Newcastle with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones all lacking out because of Covid-19 tests. 

A membership assertion learn: ‘Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk will miss tonight’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Newcastle United after registering suspected positive tests for COVID-19. The three gamers are actually isolating. 

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‘As a consequence, your complete Reds’ set-up, together with all gamers and workers, had been examined for COVID-19 once more at this time with no additional positive instances being detected. 

Virgil van Dijk is one of three Liverpool players who will miss tonight's game against Newcastle

Virgil van Dijk is one in all three Liverpool gamers who will miss tonight’s recreation in opposition to Newcastle

Reds midfielder Fabinho Liverpool star Curtis Jones

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Fabinho (left) and Curtis Jones (proper) are the opposite two lacking out because of Covid-19 tests

‘Supporters attending the sport at Anfield are reminded of the brand new entry necessities and protocols in place to guard public security.’

The trio are actually awaiting the PCR check outcomes which they took on Thursday, and they had been subsequently not thought of by Jurgen Klopp in opposition to Eddie Howe’s males.

Van Dijk and Fabinho each began the victory in opposition to Aston Villa on the weekend and are changed by Joel Matip and Diogo Jota within the XI respectively in opposition to Newcastle. 

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the meantime drops again from his superior function on the weekend to play in midfield.

Three Chelsea gamers have additionally examined positive for coronavirus as instances proceed to emerge amongst their enjoying squad – however their clash with Everton continues to be going forward.

HOW OMICRON HAS THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON EDGE

Brentford

The Bees have 13 instances amongst gamers and workers – the membership are actually calling for a circuit-breaker shutdown to assist golf equipment get well. Their coaching floor has been closed and because of this their journey to Southampton on Saturday has been postponed. 

Leicester

Would have been with out a number of gamers for Tottenham’s go to on Thursday because of Covid earlier than the sport was postponed – regardless of preliminary calls being rejected – hours earlier than kick-off.  Their coaching floor was closed on Thursday morning to comprise the outbreak however given they’ve an inadequate variety of gamers accessible, their weekend journey to Everton can be off.

Manchester United

Case numbers are presently unknown however a big outbreak noticed their recreation with Brentford postponed. Calls to have Saturday’s recreation with Brighton to be postponed had been accepted on Thursday because of the outbreak on the membership.

Brighton

Had request to have Wednesday’s recreation with Wolves postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak on the membership. Graham Potter confirmed there have been ‘three to 4’ positive instances earlier than the sport. Game with Manchester United has now been postponed.

Norwich

Dean Smith was going through an anxious wait to find the total extent of the outbreak on the membership. The Canaries had discussions with the Premier League over Saturday’s clash with West Ham and it was agreed to postpone as they’ve an inadequate variety of gamers accessible.

Watford

Saw the sport with Burnley postponed simply hours earlier than kick-off. Case numbers presently unknown. With their coaching floor closed, their residence match with Crystal Palace has now been confirmed as postponed.

Tottenham

Spurs had been the primary Premier League membership to be hit by the Omicron variant final week and noticed video games in opposition to Brighton and Rennes postponed after instances reached double digits amongst gamers and workers. Those who examined positive for the virus are anticipated to return within the subsequent couple of days after finishing their 10-day self-isolation interval. Spurs’ clash with Leicester on Thursday is postponed regardless of preliminary calls for to have the sport referred to as off had been rejected.

Chelsea

After Brentford, the Blues turned the most recent membership to be hit by a Covid outbreak, after it was confirmed forward of their recreation with Everton that three extra first-team gamers had examined positive for Covid, with Mateo Kovacic the primary Chelsea participant to get the virus this week.

Liverpool

It was confirmed simply an hour earlier than kick-off in opposition to Newcastle on Thursday evening that Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk are all out having examined positive for Covid.  

The west Londoners have already got Mateo Kovacic in isolation after he examined positive for Covid final week – with Thomas Tuchel’s plans severe disrupted for the Stamford Bridge clash. 

Four extra matches that had been because of happen this weekend have additionally been postponed, with stress very a lot mounting for the Premier League to pause the present marketing campaign.

Southampton and Brentford, Watford and Crystal Palace, West Ham and Norwich, and Everton in opposition to Leicester have all been postponed because of Covid outbreaks.

However, the Premier League continues to be resisting an entire suspension of the weekend programme and stated in an announcement: ‘All different fixtures because of be performed this weekend are presently scheduled to proceed as deliberate.’

Whether the information from Stamford Bridge and Anfield would change their stance is but unknown. 

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