Liverpool and Switzerland player Xherdan Shaqiri will now fly to Spain for Switzerland’s Nations League game after testing negative for Covid-19. The 28-year-old Liverpool midfielder was said to be self-isolating, along with team-mate Manuel Akanji, after testing positive before Wednesday’s friendly defeat by Croatia.
After playing Spain in Madrid on Saturday, Switzerland faces Germany in Cologne on 13 October, also in the Nations League. “Manuel Akanji is in isolation and continues to show no symptoms.” “All other players and staff members of the national team are flying to Spain this afternoon [Thursday].”
Xherdan Shaqiri was the third Liverpool player to contract Covid-19 within a week, after Thiago Alcantara and Senegalese Sadio Mane. The former Stoke City and Bayern Munich winger played last for Liverpool in their 7-2 demolition in the Carabao Cut at Lincoln City on the 24th of September, but has not made a Premier League matchday squad.