Liverpool: Klopp in COVID isolation, absent for Chelsea game


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England on Tuesday December 28, 2021 (AP Photo / Rui Vieira )

PA

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will miss the Premier League game at Chelsea on Sunday after what the club have called a suspected positive coronavirus test.

Klopp is showing mild symptoms and is now isolating himself, Liverpool said on Saturday. Deputy manager Pepijn Lijnders will be on the sideline leading the Stamford Bridge team, but three other backroom staff have also reported suspected COVID-19 infections.

Klopp announced on Friday that three anonymous players had tested positive.

FRANCE

Seven Monegasque players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the club announced on Saturday on the eve of its Coupe de France match.

The Quevilly-Rouen second division match should still take place on Sunday.

Monaco said none of the seven players were showing any worrying signs and were not isolating themselves.

There are 12 more Coupe de France games scheduled for Sunday, with defending champion Paris Saint-Germain in action Monday night at third tier Vannes.

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