Liverpool's assistant coach Lijnders tests positive

Liverpool's woes were compounded when assistant coach Pep Lijnders also returned a coronavirus positive test.

Jurgen Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders have both tested positive for coronavirus.   -  Twitter/LFC

Liverpool's assistant coach Pep Lijnders tested positive for coronavirus, throwing Thursday's League Cup semi-final at Arsenal into further doubt.

Manager Jurgen Klopp, along with goalkeeper Alisson Becker, forward Roberto Firmino and defender Joel Matip were ruled out of the 2-2 draw against Chelsea at the weekend after returning positive tests. Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Curtis Jones were also forced into isolation last month.

"The first-team training facilities at AXA Training Centre have been temporarily closed due to a rapidly growing number of suspected positive COVID-19 cases," read a statement from Liverpool.

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