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VIDEO SHOWS: NEWS CONFERENCES WITH LIVERPOOL ASSISTANT MANAGER PEPIJN LINDERS, IN WHICH HE TALKS ABOUT THIAGO ALCANTARA TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-10
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020) (LFCTV - NO USE ON DIGITAL OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, NO COMMERCIAL USE, MUST COURTESY "LFCTV", DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO)
1. VARIOUS OF LIVERPOOL MIDFIELDER, THIAGO ALCANTARA, DURING SIT-DOWN INTERVIEW AFTER JOINING LIVERPOOL (NOT A SOUNDBITE)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 30, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL ASSISTANT MANAGER PEPIJN LINDERS SAYING:
"It shows again that health and family are the most important things in life. After football directly we wish him a speedy recovery. I wish everyone who is fighting at this moment the virus a speedy recovery and that everything goes well. We decided at the start of the pandemic that we would not make any comments about individuals, about the situation and we will keep it like this to be honest as a club."
3. WHITE FLASH
4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL ASSISTANT MANAGER PEPIJN LINDERS SAYING:
"That is why it is a big compliment to our club, our structure. We have testing by the Premier League but we also do private testing. What I said at the last press conference, the most important thing is keeping discipline, and we are following this and rules and we test immediately when something happens, so it is all ok."
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. VARIOUS OF KENNY DALGLISH STAND AT ANFIELD STADIUM
6. SHANKLY GATES
7. CREST ON SHANKLY GATES
8. LIVERPOOL FLAG
MUNICH, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
9. ALCANTARA GREETING FANS DURING TRAINING SESSION
MUNICH, GERMANY (FILE - JULY 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
10. ALCANTARA JOGGING ALONGSIDE THEN-TEAM MATES, THOMAS MUELLER AND JEROME BOATENG
11. ALCANTARA JOGGING DURING TRAINING SESSION WITH BAYERN
STORY: Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Linders says the rest of the squad are not worried by Thiago Alcantara's positive Covid-19 test, with the club having lots of measures in place to pick up signs of the disease.
The Premier League champions' new signing will not be available for a number of matches - including Thursday's Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal - after it was confirmed on Tuesday (September 29) he has the illness.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Linders said it was club policy not to give details about individual players, but the fact Alcantara was identified so quickly as suffering from Covid was a "big compliment" to Liverpool and its testing structure.
(Production: Iain Axon)