Lima, January 1, 2022Updated on 01/01/2022 11:46 am
Liverpool announced bad news for its fans at the start of the New Year 2022: Jürgen Klopp will not be able to coach against Chelsea due to a “positive suspect for coronavirus (COVID-19)”. The news was revealed by the club itself, just one day before the match valid for the 21st date of the English Premier League.
For several weeks, the number of cases of contagion within English clubs have increased, causing the suspension of several games. In the group ‘Red’ has also suffered some casualties due to illness and three players will be absent this weekend, as the German DT had previously revealed.
“So far, we have three new COVID-19 cases on the team and more on the staff. The situation is not good at the moment. Testing is being done more and more often, and like I said before, this feels like a lottery. In the morning you stop there and just wait for the result. Practically, every day there is a new infected more”, Expressed Jürgen Klopp last Friday.
Hours later, the technician was also a victim of the outbreak and began to feel some symptoms, albeit mildly. However, as established by sanitary measures, you will have to comply with a time of isolation. In the same way, three other members of the staff will follow the same protocol.
Finally, Liverpool announced that Pepijn Lijnders will be in charge of taking command of the team for the match against Chelsea. The club’s fans are concerned, but are confident that the players will be able to achieve a good result.
When is Chelsea vs. Liverpool?
The Chelsea vs. Liverpool will be played this Sunday, January 2 from 11:30 am (Peruvian time) at Stamford Bridge, on the 21st date of the Premier League. Currently, the ‘Blues’ add 42 points and are located in second place in the standings, while Liverpool is third, with 41 units.