Liverpool have closed their AXA Training Centre ground temporarily in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus cases.
This comes after Liverpool confirmed that assistant manager Pepjin Lijnders had tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the club’s meeting with Arsenal on Thursday. Pepjin led the team on the touchline against Chelsea in the absence of Jurgen Klopp who had his tests positive.
“Liverpool Football Club can confirm 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,” a statement from Liverpool read.
“The Reds acted to suspend operations within the facility today after the latest round of testing revealed multiple new suspected positives.”
Liverpool made an appeal to have their EFL Cup semifinal tie against Arsenal postponed on the grounds that they are struggling to field a team.
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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.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 5, 2022