Good news for Shaqiri as Liverpool star takes second Covid-19 test

Date published: Thursday 8th October 2020 1:01

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has tested negative for Covid-19 and will now fly to Spain for Switzerland’s Euro Nations tie.

The 28-year-old had been self-isolating, along with team-mate Manuel Akanji. That’s after they both tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Wednesday’s friendly defeat to Croatia.

However, having received medical reports from the latest round of tests, the Swiss FA revealed Shaqiri had subsequently tested negative.

“On Thursday morning the Swiss Football Association received the written results of the Covid-19 tests of the national team. This had been carried out the day before with all players and staff members,” said a statement.

“Only Manuel Akanji tested positive. All other results were negative, including that of Xherdan Shaqiri.

“Manuel Akanji is in isolation and continues to show no symptoms. Further medical investigations will take place.

“All other players and staff members of the national team are flying to Spain this afternoon. The UEFA Nations League game against the group A leader will take place in Madrid on Saturday.

“After Xherdan Shaqiri’s negative Covid-19 test, the UEFA health committee must now decide on eligibility to play on Saturday.

“When this decision will be made is still unclear. Shaqiri is flying to Spain as planned.”


Shaqiri in Liverpool’s Champions League squad


The Swiss star, meanwhile, is among the 24-man Liverpool squad that will compete in the Champions League.

The Reds kick-off the tournament against Ajax away to Ajax on October 21.

Curtis Jones, Neco Williams and Rhys Williams are also eligible and are part of ‘List B’.

Harry Wilson has been ommited.


Read who else has made the cut, HERE….


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