Liverpool player Thiago Alcântara has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in line with the infection control protocol in isolation in his home.
This is stated by the English league champion on Tuesday on his website.
The 29-year-old, who this month was taken from champions league winner Bayern Munich, made his debut in the away win against Chelsea just over a week ago. He did not play in Monday’s home win against Arsenal.
Liverpool state that he has mild symptoms of covid-19, but that his health is good and that the symptoms are returning.
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The Premier League announced on Monday that ten people tested positive for the coronavirus in the final round of tests. This is the highest number since the season started.
A total of 1595 players and club employees were tested in the period 21 to 27 September. The infected are all isolated for ten days in their homes.
The league conducts weekly tests of players and support staff in all 20 clubs.
Those who test positive are not named if they do not want to. Liverpool club doctor Jim Moxon makes it clear that Thiago agrees that his positive test will be made public.
– We have followed all the protocols to the letter, and things are going well with Thiago. He is isolated at home in accordance with the guidelines, and we hope to have him with us again soon, says Moxon.