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Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations in Austria despite positive coronavirus test

Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations in Austria as Premier League champions remain silent on positive coronavirus test in training camp

Liverpool’s pre-season training camp continued as normal in Austria on Wednesday, despite the Premier League champions recording a positive coronavirus test.

Reports in Austria emerged on Tuesday that an unknown member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad or backroom staff had tested positive for Covid-19 but the club are yet to comment on the news.

The Reds are currently in Saalfelden in Salzburg after abandoning their initial plans to hold a camp in Evian following the addition of France to the Government’s Covid-19 quarantine list.   

Liverpool were pictured back in training on Wednesday after having a positive coronavirus test

Jurgen Klopp’s men are preparing to defend the Premier League title in Saalfelden in Salzburg

The newly-crowned Premier League champions are clearly unfazed by the positive test though as they were pictured back in training on Wednesday morning.

Liverpool are staying and training at the Gut Brandlhof hotel as they build up their fitness ahead of the Community Shield on August 29 – just 11 days away.

They will continue to train for the rest of the week before playing some warm-up matches ahead of facing Arsenal at Wembley. 

Liverpool boarded a plane for their camp on the outskirts of Salzburg last weekend following the shortest summer break in Premier League history.  

Jordan Henderson and Co were given Covid-19 tests before leaving Merseyside for Austria on Saturday and have continued to have tests over the course of their training camp. 

The person who tested positive will be tested again to ensure the validity of the initial test. If found to be positive again, they will go straight into isolation for at least seven days.

Liverpool are being kept well away from the public in their hotel and are being tested for Covid-19 every two or three days.   

They will begin their Premier League title defence on the weekend of September 12 when the delayed 2020-21 season begins. 

They have been pictured completing rigorous training sessions since then as they look to gain momentum going into the new season. 

More to follow.