Liverpool have suffered a positive coronavirus test at their pre-season training camp in Austria, it was reported yesterday.
Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung claimed several sources had confirmed the news three days after the Premier League champions arrived in the country. Liverpool flew there on Saturday after being forced to abandon plans to go to France when it was added to the UK government's quarantine list.
There was no mention in yesterday's report whether the member of the party said to have tested positive was a player.
Under current UK government guidelines, anyone testing positive for Covid-19 would usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.
Liverpool kick off their season just outside that window in the Community Shield against Arsenal on August 29.
The travelling party in the town of Saalfelden were tested both before and after they flew there.
Players and staff had previously been on holiday for three weeks since the end of the Premier League season on July 26.
Manager Jurgen Klopp warned them of their responsibilities before they left, saying: "The boys can go on holiday, obviously, but the situation can change, constantly, so now this is the responsibility of the boys."