Former Liverpool midfielder in quarantine over coronavirus fears

Date published: Friday 6th March 2020 10:52 - Robert McCarthy

Former Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen has been placed in quarantine because of fears that he might be infected with coronavirus.

ESPN reports that the current Ajax assistant manager and two other members of the training staff were ordered by the Eredivisie leaders to stay at home until next Friday.

This comes after the ex-Reds man came into contact with former Denmark international Thomas Kahlenberg, who was diagnosed with the virus soon after.

An Ajax spokesperson stated that none of the quarantined staff had shown any symptoms yet: “They have no symptoms and if it stays that way they will return to work next week.”

Kahlenberg had attended Poulsen’s 40th birthday party in the Netherlands last Sunday and came in contact with the former Juventus star, as well as Ajax exercise physiologist Alessandro Schoenmaker and an unnamed physio.

Neither of three will be able to take their place on the bench alongside Ajax boss Erik ten Hag for the weekend clash with Heerenveen.

Poulsen played one season for the Reds in 2010-11 under Roy Hodgson and made 12 Premier League appearances before heading to French club Evian.



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