Fabinho amongst trio of Liverpool stars set to sit out Newcastle clash


Fabinho amongst trio of Liverpool stars set to sit out Newcastle clash owing to ‘suspected positive’ Covid testsFabinho amongst trio of Liverpool stars set to sit out Newcastle clash owing to ‘suspected positive’ Covid tests

 

Liverpool have this evening become the latest club rocked by the mounting Covid-19 chaos spreading across the English football landscape.

PL hit hard

The subject of Covid in football has of course taken its place centre stage in the headlines across the week to date.

This comes owing to the situation in the Premier League, where a whole host of clubs have seen their playing squads riddled with positive cases.

Fixtures involving all of Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester City, Watford and more have been postponed over recent days, due to alarming spikes amongst players and staff members alike.

Fabinho amongst trio of Liverpool stars set to sit out Newcastle clash owing to ‘suspected positive’ Covid testsFabinho amongst trio of Liverpool stars set to sit out Newcastle clash owing to ‘suspected positive’ Covid tests

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Ralf Rangnick, manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on December 05, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Reds ravaged

And, as alluded to above, late on Thursday evening, such clubs have been joined on red alert by yet another Premier League heavyweight.

Liverpool are of course primed to return to action shortly, in a meeting with Newcastle United at Anfield.

With less than an hour to go before the action gets underway on Merseyside, though, the Reds have confirmed that all three of Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk are set to miss out, owing to ‘suspected positive tests for Covid-19’:

Jurgen Klopp, in turn, has opted for the following matchday XI, still, in truth, packed to the brim with talent:

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 Arsenal FC 17 1 29
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 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
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5



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