Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Kovid-19. The club said the 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s 3–1 win over Arsenal, has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus, but is in good health and is getting better.
“The club will have, and continue to follow, all protocols related to Kovid-19 and Thiago remain in self-isolation for the required period of time,” Liverpool said.
The club’s first team doctor, Dr. Jim Moxon, said: “It is everyone’s choice whether they publicly reveal the result of the Kovid-19 test. We have followed all the protocols of the letter and Thiago Okay. He will now be self-segregated according to the guidelines and hopefully he will be back with us soon. “
Thiago joined Bayern Munich to Liverpool on 18 September for an initial fee of £ 20m and made his debut two days later in a 2–0 win over Chelsea. He shone as a second-half substitute and there was great excitement among Liverpool fans that he was likely to see his first performance against Arsenal. This did not happen and self-isolation meant that the Spaniard would miss Thursday’s game against opponents in the Carabao Cup as well as a league trip to Aston Villa on Sunday. However, he should be available to travel to Everton on 17 October.
“After the international break, he will recover,” Jürgen Klopp said after the win against Arnel. “Certainly and this is the situation at the moment”
During the current transfer window, other signings from Liverpool have been under Diago and he not only featured against Arsenal, but came on as a substitute for the second half. Speaking later, the Portuguese said: “When you come into a team that is a world champion, you always try to adapt as quickly as possible. The way they got me is extraordinary.”