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Two Red Stars Could Miss Leicester City Match Following COVID-19 Scare

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Alisson and Roberto Firmino could be forced to self-isolate after a Brazilian national teammate reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Let he ETW flow through every Liverpool supporter.

With Anfield already reeling from news of a season-ending knee injury to one of their last remaining defenders in Joe Gomez, a potential scare has resurfaced for another set of Reds away on international duty.

Brazilian National Team coach, Tite revealed that Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino tested positive for the novel coronavirus while on international duty with the rest of the squad.

Alisson and Roberto Firmino are also competing in the World Cup qualifiers with the seleção, meaning Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be hoping that two of his first choice XI have not been infected. Reports suggest that the duo trained with Menino prior to his positive test.

Were either or both of the duo to come down with the virus, it would leave Klopp without a player in Firmino who has appeared all but eight league games over the past five seasons for the Reds, including 44 straight stretching back to the start of the 2019-20.

Having Alisson unavailable for selection would make for an even critical situation, as the manager would be without four of first choice back five following long-term injuries to Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The hope will now be that the Reds can catch a break and that FIFA and UEFA will grow a conscience by cancelling super spreader events posing as meaningless international fixtures.