Thiago Alcantara in self-isolation after Contracting Coronavirus
New Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus and he is currently in self-isolation. The 29-year-old only recently signed for the club from German side Bayern Munich and made his debut as a substitute in a 2-0 win at Chelsea. He was not in the EFL Cup win at Lincoln last week and was also absent for a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Monday.
Liverpool said Thiago “has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better”. A statement on the club’s website added: “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.”
On Monday, the Premier League announced that 10 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing the highest number of positive tests since the season began. Liverpool will be playing Arsenal again in the EFL Cup on Thursday and travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday before the international break.