NEW Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and has begun self-isolation yesterday.
The 29-year-old joined from Champions League holder Bayern Munich earlier this month and made his debut in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea last week.
The midfielder missed his side’s match against Arsenal on Monday and is said to be experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.
According to the club’s doctor, Jim Moxon, “It is the choice of each individual whether they reveal publicly the outcome of a COVID-19 test. We have followed all the protocols to the letter and Thiago is OK. He will be self-isolating now as per the guidelines and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon.”
The club confirmed it would continue to follow all the COVID-19 guidelines and assured Thiago’s impressive health condition, adding that he will soon return to training.
Taking to his tweeter handle, Thiago wrote, “time to heal,”
Thiago is set to be an exciting signing for Liverpool, which is bidding to defend the Premier League title this season.
The Spaniard is considered one of the best players in his position and has joined a team brimming with confidence.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lay down a marker for their rivals on Monday after masterfully beating Arsenal 3-1.
The Reds face Arsenal again in the League Cup tomorrow before traveling to Aston Villa on Sunday. Fans will hope their new star man will be fit to face local rival Everton on October 17.