Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara self-isolating after positive coronavirus test

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 29-year-old, who joined from Bayern Munich this month, will now self-isolate.

A Liverpool statement read: "Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines.

"The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time."

Thiago made his Liverpool debut in their 2-0 Premier League win at Chelsea but missed Monday's 3-1 victory over Arsenal, with boss Jurgen Klopp saying he was not fit enough.

"After the international break, he will be fine," the German told Sky Sports.

"For sure and that's the situation at the moment, he isn't fit enough to be available tonight and that's it."

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 20, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Thiago signed for a reported £20million, rising to £25million, after seven years at Bayern, where he won seven league titles.

His final game for the Germans was their 1-0 Champions League victory over Paris St Germain in August.

He will miss Thursday's Carabao Cup visit of Arsenal and Sunday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa but could be available for the Merseyside derby at Everton on October 17.

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