Liverpool confirms positive coronavirus result for Trent Alexander Arnold


Trent Alexander-Arnold becomes the latest player in the Liverpool squad to be tested positive for coronavirus. The right-back missed his teams FA cup match with Shrewsbury Town at the weekend. Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the news regarding Trent in the press conference.

The Reds became the latest side to be hit by Covid as their Carabao Cup semifinal first leg was postponed last week. Liverpool also had to shut down their training centre.

News regarding the positive coronavirus result for Trent came in when the club gave the team news before their FA Cup match. Liverpool did manage to come back from going one goal down to beat Shrewsbury Town 4-1 to move to the next round.


Many of the Premier League sides have been affected by the coronavirus in the last month. There was a rescheduling of multiple fixtures during the busy December period due to the outbreak.

Liverpool is the recent side to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Manager Jurgen Klopp was positive for coronavirus, but have since recovered from it. He was present for their FA cup match.

Klopp was talking to the press after the match about the current situation in the club. He said that Trent was a real positive case for coronavirus among many false positives.

“We had, how we thought last week, a proper outbreak and it showed up that we had a lot of false positives, actually. But still the rules are like they are and so all these players who are false positive couldn’t play today or we decided not to play them for whatever.”- Said Klopp

“So the only real positive case from the team extra was Trent Alexander-Arnold and all the rest were false positives”.


Though Trent Alexander-Arnold is positive for coronavirus. However, Liverpool expects him to be ready for the Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal. The Red has many of their major stars missing from their team. They will be desperate to get the English right-back ready before the match.

Apart from Trent, the club currently has a goalkeeper missing due to coronavirus. However, they are also without Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita. All of them are with their respective nations participating in the African Cup of Nations. This has seriously depleted the depth of Liverpool, especially in the attack.

Liverpool will face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semifinal on 13th Thursday and will face Brentford on the weekend in their Premier League match. The fixtures will come thick and fast as they will have to face Arsenal again in the rescheduled second leg of the Cup semi-final.

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