7th January, 2022
Liverpool, a top tier English professional club, has reopened its first-team training centre on Friday after a 48-hour closure.
This is coming after a handful of their players and staff contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Preparations for Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie to Shrewsbury will resume with assistant manager Peter Krawietz taking charge of the available players.
Krawietz will also undertake pre-match media duties with a press conference scheduled for Saturday.
As the shutdown affected only the first-team area of the AXA complex, Liverpool’s youth teams have been able to continue training.
As a result, a number of the under-23s are expected to feature against the Shrews.
Manager Juergen Klopp and players Alisson Becker, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino will have ended their isolation periods by the weekend.
However, it is yet to be confirmed whether any of the four men will be present at Anfield for the match.
Klopp’s other assistant manager, Pep Lijnders, is still absent, however.
This is after he tested positive on Tuesday night, with a number of other players and staff also remaining in isolation.