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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19

/ 05:28 PM September 30, 2020
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Liverpool’s Thiago during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

LIVERPOOL, England— Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 29-year-old Alcantara, who joined the Premier League champions from Bayern Munich this month, will now self-isolate for at least 10 days as required by authorities.

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The Spaniard made his Liverpool debut in a 2-0 Premier League win at Chelsea but missed Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal.

In Tuesday’s statement, Liverpool did not say when the test was taken. The Premier League announced Monday that 10 people had contracted COVID-19 after 1,595 players and club staff members were tested in the seven days through Sunday.

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Three of those cases came at West Ham, including manager David Moyes.

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