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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to miss the trip to Chelsea due to covid-19

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp will miss Sunday’s trip to Chelsea after returning a suspected positive Covid-19 test, the Premier League said on Saturday.

Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders will take charge at Stamford Bridge in the absence of Klopp, who is isolating after reporting mild symptoms.

“Testing of the entire first-team set-up has revealed no further positive cases within the playing squad in addition to the three confirmed by Klopp on Friday,” Liverpool said in a statement

“However, three backroom staff members have returned suspected positive results.”

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