Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Trent Alexander-Arnold as he scored a spectacular goal to seal the three points against Newcastle. He took one touch before unleashing a thunderbolt from 25 yards out which gave Martin Dubravka no chance. Liverpool overcame the absence of the trio of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, and Curtis Jones who all tested positive for the coronavirus to cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table to just one point.
“The situation is difficult for us, for the whole world. We pretty much woke up this morning with three positive cases, which is obviously not too cool. We’re waiting for the confirmation because there is still the possibility of a false positive but, for today, we couldn’t wait for that and we had to make the decision to send the boys home.” Jurgen Klopp said about Trent Alexander-Arnold. “Two of them would have started today, but it was not a reason to cancel a game tonight or to even ask for it, but we’ll see how it now develops.”
“We have a really good chance of them getting through it now without proper symptoms, they have no symptoms, they were more surprised than us that they had it. But that’s what you have to accept and hopefully, they are quickly back again,” he added. “This virus is now around us for so long that it’s not really likely that it will stay at three because the boys don’t have a lot of spare time wherever they could pick it up.”