Liverpool confirm Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis Jones absence down to suspected positive Covid tests

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  • Curtis Jones
    English association football player
  • Virgil van Dijk
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  • Fabinho
    Brazilian soccer player (born 1993)
 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool confirmed they would be without Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis Jones for Thursday’s night Premier League meeting at home to Newcastle United.

The new Omicron variant is running rampant and a host of games have been called off this weekend, although the league have outlined their intention to fill the fixture schedule where possible.

West Ham, Norwich, Manchester United, Brighton, Tottenham, Everton and Leicester all saw games called off on Thursday.

“Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk will miss tonight’s Premier League fixture against Newcastle United after registering suspected positive tests for COVID-19,” read a statement on their website.

“The three players are now isolating.

“As a result, the entire Reds’ set-up, including all players and staff, were tested for COVID-19 again today with no further positive cases being detected.”

Newcastle, meanwhile, did not report any fresh cases before the game through their latest round of tests.

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