Steven Gerrard issues update on the potential of Aston Villa vs Norwich being postponed over COVID-19 results


Steven Gerrard issues update on the potential of Aston Villa vs Norwich being postponed over COVID-19 resultsSteven Gerrard issues update on the potential of Aston Villa vs Norwich being postponed over COVID-19 results

Covid-19 Cases rising

Covid-19 cases worldwide and more specifically in the UK are rising rapidly as the new variant, Omicron, spreads like wildfire.

Football clubs have not been exempt from this, and Tottenham have already seen one of their games called off over an outbreak of the virus at their training ground, from which some of their first team are still suffering.

Since then, there have been confirmed cases at Manchester United and Brighton, as well as Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea and Brentford’s Ivan Toney testing positive last week.

And now, there has been an outbreak at Aston Villa, but perhaps not enough to see their preparations for their midweek clash with Norwich affected.

Gerrard confident game will go ahead

Speaking to the media, new manager Steven Gerrard revealed that it was likely that the game would go ahead, claiming:

“a couple of staff members and a couple of players”

“I haven’t changed any protocols, I have just listened to the guidance and tried to stick to all the guidelines,” 

Steven Gerrard issues update on the potential of Aston Villa vs Norwich being postponed over COVID-19 resultsSteven Gerrard issues update on the potential of Aston Villa vs Norwich being postponed over COVID-19 results

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on December 11, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“I made the decision yesterday, because it was a recovery day, and because we didn’t have a pitch session, and on the back of receiving a couple of positive cases, I thought it was just common sense to just cancel the session.

“We re-tested this morning and we have got a couple of staff and a couple of players missing for the foreseeable future but the vast majority have come through the test this morning and we look forward to competing against Norwich tomorrow.”

This will come as a relief to the Premier League, as increasing cases nationwide threaten to severely disrupt the packed festive football schedule.

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 16 24 38
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 West Ham United 16 9 28
5 Manchester United 16 2 27
6 Arsenal FC 16 -1 26
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Leicester City 16 0 22
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 -2 21
10 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
12 Crystal Palace 16 0 19
13 Aston Villa 16 -4 19
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Leeds United 16 -8 16
16 Southampton FC 16 -10 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 16 -24 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5



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