Liverpool FC reopen training ground after Covid outbreak
Liverpool fc have reopened their first-team training center after a 48-hour shutdown following a Covid outbreak among players and staff.
Preparations for Sunday’s FA Cup third round at home against Shrewsbury in Ligue 1 will resume with assistant manager Peter Krawietz in charge of available players.
Krawietz will also take care of the pre-match media duties with a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday.
As the stoppage only affected the first-team area of the AXA complex, Liverpool’s youth sides were able to continue training with a number of the Under-23s set to face the Shrews.
Manager Jurgen Klopp and players Alisson Becker, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino will have ended their periods of isolation by the weekend, although it has not yet been confirmed if there will be any. will be at Anfield for the match.
Klopp’s other deputy manager Pep Lijnders is still absent, however, after testing positive on Tuesday evening with a number of other players and staff remaining in isolation as well.
Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal was postponed due to major availability issues and the subsequent closure of first-team training, but was rescheduled for January 20.
In a statement, Liverpool said: “After consultation with the relevant public health authority, operations have now resumed with the first team set up at the training ground.”