Liverpool host Shrewsbury Town in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon, but are struggling with illness and injury to players and staff.
Jurgen Klopp has been isolating but the hope is that he will return to the touchline on Sunday after completing his period alone.
Assistant Pepijn Lijnders had been leading the side in his absence but he too has tested positive for Covid so now coach Peter Krawietz has been taking charge.
Even with their various problems, and absences due to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Premier League giants are hot favourites to see off the League One side at Anfield.
When is Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town?
The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 9 January at Anfield.
Is Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town on TV and is there a live stream?
Unfortunately the game is not being shown on TV or streamed online, with ITV showing West Ham vs Leeds at 2pm on Sunday instead.
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town team news
Out injured are Thiago Alcantara, Divock Origi, Nat Phillips, Takumi Minamino and Harvey Elliott, while Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are away at AFCON.
Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip had all tested positive for Covid, but Matip could return on Sunday.
‘I can’t tell you exact numbers, but obviously the situation is like that for the game tomorrow,’ Krawietz said about suspected positive COVID tests. ‘We have a squad, we have a team, we can play and we will try to win this game.
‘There’s a difficult situation out there. We had a couple of injuries, illness, COVID cases and this is the situation we have to deal with. We still have to wait for a few results as well; the players are not here [yet] for today, so they have to do their test before they can join the building and this is why I cannot speak about the exact numbers.’
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town odds
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