Thiago Alcantara tests positive for COVID-19


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating

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Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday evening that the Spaniard has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus despite he is in good healt.

The Premier League champions tweeted: "Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines.

"The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to COVID-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time."

Liverpool also wrote on their official website: "The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s match against Arsenal, has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better."

Furthermore, the champions first-team doctor, Dr Jim Moxon, said: "It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a COVID-19 test.

"We have followed all the protocols to the letter and Thiago is OK. He will be self-isolating now as per the guidelines and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon."

Thiago, 29, joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich weeks ago and made his debut in a 2-0 win at Chelsea on 20 September.

He was unexpectedly absent from the Reds 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Monday.

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