Aston Villa Covid outbreak leaves Liverpool FA Cup tie in doubt

  • Villa close training ground after large number of positives
  • Dean Smith’s entire first-squad in self-isolation

Aston Villa’s FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Friday has been plunged into doubt after Villa’s first-team squad was forced into self-isolation by a Covid outbreak at the club.

“A large number of first-team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation,” the club said in a statement. “A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.”

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