Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool’s Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri has joined Liverpool team-mates Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane in contracting coronavirus, the Swiss football federation announced on Tuesday.

Shaqiri returned the positive test after joining up with the Switzerland squad for their upcoming games against Croatia, Spain and Germany.

He is the third Liverpool player to contract Covid-19 within a week, after Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane.

Shaqiri has played once for the Reds this season, in the Carabao Cup at Lincoln on 24 September, and has not made a Premier League matchday squad.

The Swiss FA has confirmed Shaqiri is now in isolation and is “in contact with health authorities”.

A statement read: “The strict protective measures and requirements of UEFA for national teams in accordance with the ‘UEFA Return to Play Protocol’ have been strictly adhered to since the move began.

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