Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has blamed false positive test results for the cancellation of the club’s League Cup semi-final game at Arsenal last week.
Klopp was speaking after his side knocked Shrewsbury out of the FA Cup yesterday afternoon. He told BBC Sport:
“We had last week a proper outbreak and it showed up that we had a lot of false positives but the rules are like they are so all these players who are false positives couldn’t play.
The only real positive came from Trent Alexander-Arnold and all the rest were false positives.”
Last week Liverpool asked the EFL to postpone the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Arsenal, citing a “severe covid outbreak” as the reason for requesting the cancellation. The EFL and Arsenal agreed and the game was rescheduled.
Klopp clearly stated yesterday, that there was no outbreak, let alone a severe one. He said that there were “a lot of false positives” and that only one player actually had covid.
As it stands, players are required to take two PCR tests a week. I won’t waste your time outlining the many problems with PCR testing. I’ve done that a hundred times or more on these pages.
Klopp has previously said that vaccines should be mandated from a “moral point of view” and that he wouldn’t sign an unvaccinated player. He’s also called anti-vaxxers “aggressive” and “dangerous.”
He’s not very bright.