OFFICIAL: Aston Villa closed Its training ground after a Coronavirus outbreak

OFFICIAL: Aston Villa closed Its training ground after a Coronavirus outbreak

Aston Villa’s FA Cup clash with Liverpool has been thrown into doubt after a significant outbreak of coronavirus at the club.

The club confirmed a ‘large number of first-team players and staff’ returned positive cases in the first round of routine testing on Monday and then even more positive results were produced among the squad in further tests on Tuesday.

A Villa statement said: ‘A large number of first-team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

‘The second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.’

First team training ahead of Friday’s s FA Cup match with Liverpool was canceled.

Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.

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