Liverpool camp hit by coronavirus as they prepare for new season in Austria

Liverpool camp hit by coronavirus as they prepare for new season in Austria

- Liverpool camp has been hit with the coronavirus as they prepare for the new season in Austria

- Although they did not reveal the identity of the staff member involved

- The Reds are due to face Arsenal for the Community Shield in 11 days' time at Wembley Stadium

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Premier League champions Liverpool have recorded their first coronavirus case ahead of their pre-season training camp.

The Merseyside outfit is currently in Austria in a bid to get their preparation for the 2020-21 season off to a good start.

They, however, suffered a major setback on Tuesday, August 18, after one of the members of staff tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

SunSport quoting Daily Mirror reported that the Reds will not stop their training schedule despite the COVID-19 diagnosis. The club's spokesperson has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

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Jürgen Klopp and his men were initially planning to go to the city of Evian in France for their training, but changed their minds after the UK government listed the country on their coronavirus quarantine list.

Liverpool camp hit by coronavirus as they prepare for new season in Austria

Liverpool recorded a coronavirus case in the training camp in Austria. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The team has now been confined to its current location on the outskirts of Salzburg for the rest of the week before a selection of warm-up friendlies.

Meanwhile, the hotel Liverpool is putting up has been closed for public use during their stay with tests conducted on Saturday and during the week.

Rules guiding the club state that anyone whose result returns positive should be isolated and re-tested to confirm the diagnosis.

The Reds will face off with Arsenal in less than 11 days from now for the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium and it will be played without the fans.

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For example, Ligue 1's return this Friday has been postponed after four Covid-19 cases were reported in the Marseille squad.

Legit.ng earlier reported that French League club Marseille have confirmed that four of their players have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

Les Olympiens were scheduled to kick-off the 2020-21 season on Friday, August 21, against Saint-Etienne at their Stade Velodrome stadium.

However, the latest update has forced the fixture to be moved after some results of the tests they did earlier in the week came out positive.

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